MIAMI — Fulton Walker, the first player to score on a kickoff return in a Super Bowl, has died at the age of 58 in his hometown of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
The Miami Dolphins said Walker died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Walker scored for the Dolphins on a 98-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XVII in 1983. His touchdown put Miami ahead, but the Washington Redskins rallied to win 27-17. Walker’s return is still tied for third-longest in Super Bowl history.
He played in the NFL from 1981 to 1986 for the Dolphins and Los Angeles Raiders. He led the NFL with a kickoff return average of 26.7 yards in 1983, and with 692 yards in punt returns in 1985.
Walker played in college at West Virginia University.