43 Barry Walker

Barry Walker Ohio State
usaUnited States
Lancaster, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986

Post-OSU Update: Barry Walker did not play professional football after Ohio State. He worked in banking and insurance. He died in May of 2013 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 49. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Business (1983-86)

Weight: 217 (1986), 220 (1985), 218 (1984), 221 (1983), 216 (1982)

1986 Media Guide: A seemingly endless string of injuries have kept this talented athlete from contributing as he can … the latest was a cyst on his ankle that kept him out of spring football … extremely fast and runs with power … played 58 minutes as a freshman in 1984, 90 minutes as a sophomore and 36.5 in 1985 … injuries have greatly reduced his playing time all three seasons … an honor student throughout college.

1985 Media Guide: Injuries have kept him from contributing as he can … suffered another concussion in spring practice … extremely fast and runs with power … bench presses 365 pounds … moved from fullback to tailback.

1984: Figured to start in 1984 but a preseason concussion and a midseason shoulder sprain limited his play to 90 minutes and to just four starting assignments … averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

1984 Media Guide: An ideal back to team with Byars because Walker combines speed with power.

1983: Won a letter as a reserve … played in 11 games and started against Michigan … averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 26 attempts.

1983 Media Guide: Leg injuries restricted his play in spring drills.

1982: Did not see any game action.

High School: Won all-Ohio honors in football and all-America recognition in track at Lancaster High … ran for 1,129 yards his senior year at Lancaster even though asthma prevented him from playing an entire game … scored 15 touchdowns, including a 79-yard run … averaged 40.7 yards per punt as a senior … at one point held the Ohio (and national) high school shot put record, 67′ 10 3/4″.

Personal: Interested in engineering and computer science.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR TD
1983Ohio State111261244.70166.0013000000
1984Ohio State94301545.114287.0024000160
1985Ohio State1206223.70294.507110000
1986Ohio State1309353.90000011000000


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstFRKRKR YdsKR TD
1983Ohio State1110000000
1984Ohio State940000160
1985Ohio State1206420000
1986Ohio State1300000000