18 Tim Walton

Tim Walton Ohio State
usa United States
Columbus, GA
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Post-OSU Update: After Ohio State, Tim Walton did not play in the NFL. He began a long career as a football coach, beginning as a grad assistant at Bowling Green in 1995. The following year he was hired as the running backs coach for Bowling Green and served in that position for three years. He hopped around college jobs for ten years after that, culminating in a two-year stint as the defensive coordinator at Miami. From there, Walton jumped to the professional ranks, serving as the secondary coach for the Lions for four years. He had a one-year stint as the Rams defensive coordinator before returning to coaching the defensive backs for the Giants and Jags. In 2022, Walton returned to Ohio State to coach the secondary. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Sociology (1993), Communications (1990-92), Undeclared (1989)

Weight: 180 (1993), 170 (1992), 165 (1991), 163 (1990), 170 (1989)

1993 Media Guide: Outstanding defensive back … Started on the open side last year, but moves to the boundary this season … lethal hitter who is absolutely fearless … has added 10 pounds since last fall, which should be a big plus at his new position … tough, aggressive football player, who is always around the ball … didn’t figure to start last year, but that changed when Foster Paulk was ineligible at the beginning of the season … went on to start nine games and collect a career-high 54 tackles … suffered a concussion against Illinois and sat out the next two games against Northwestern and Michigan State … returned to action the following week at Iowa, although he did not start, and had a season-high seven tackles, including six solos … also had seven tackles against Syracuse, Wisconsin and Michigan … led the team in touchdown saves with two and was second in passes broken up with four … picked off a pair of interceptions, one at Syracuse and the other versus Illinois … a lot of football player on a small frame.

1992 Media Guide: Will back up Bryan Cook at the boundary corner and could start in the event that Cook is unable to return from a knee injury that forced him to miss the last three games of the 1991 season … will be the Buckeyes’ nickel back in the event he does not start … very athletic and a surprisingly physical player for his size … has played in 21 games, with seven starts, the past two seasons and has been one of the Buckeyes’ most consistent play makers … started four times last year, including the Indiana, Michigan and Syracuse games after Cook was hurt … 28 of his 44 tackles came in the four games he started … 10 tackles against Washington State was his season and career high … had five passes broken up (second on the team) and tied for the team lead in interceptions with three … also had three tackles for loss.

1991 Media Guide: In his second year as a backup to Foster Paulk on the wide side … played in nine games last year and started the Texas Tech, Indiana and Purdue games … second on the team in interceptions with three and had 43 yards in runbacks … finished the season with 22 tackles … had a career-high 8 stops against Indiana.

1990 Media Guide: Redshirted last year … good young athlete who can run and is a surprising hitter for his size … will play behind Foster Paulk on the right side … needs experience, but has the potential to be an excellent player … seems to have a good sense for the ball … also an outstanding offensive player in high school.

HIGH SCHOOL: An honorable mention all-Georgia pick … named his team’s most valuable back and most academic athlete … ran for 31 touchdowns and threw for 37 more during his career … 5,363 yards in career total offense … also had 27 career interceptions, eight as a senior … had 260 career tackles, 80 as a senior … also returned kicks … led the football team to a 7-3 record and the state semifinals as a senior, and a 9-1 mark as a junior … a sprinter on the track team, and also played basketball … an honor student.

PERSONAL: Plans to go into sports medicine after his football career is over … hobbies include dancing and reading magazines.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlk
1990Ohio State103221570000034310
1991Ohio State1044029113170003631
1992Ohio State1065840183800125940
1993Ohio State99362610390002010