Mike Walker


Position: Defensive Linemen

Mike Walker was a Canadian Football League defensive tackle who played ten seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos. He was a CFL All-Star three times. Walker was a part of the Tiger-Cats 1986 Grey Cup winning team.

Since his playing days, he has been a defensive line coach for the Washington State Cougars, Toronto Argonauts,Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Walker coached the Cougars to three Pac-10 championships in 1997, 2002 and 2003.

"You have to study and practice technique," says Walker. "You get out what you put in. You have your motor player, your talented player and your technical player. Put them all together and what do you get? A great all around player."

Playing Career

  • College: Washington State University
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1982-1989)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (1990-1991)

Coaching Career

  • Washington State (1995-2008)
  • Toronto Argonauts (2009-2010)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (2010-2011)
  • Saskatchewan Rough Riders (2011-2012)

Career Highlights

  • Holiday Bowl appearance (1981)
  • Grey Cup winner (1986)
  • 3x CFL All-Star (1987-1989)
  • 3x CFL East All-Star (1987-1989)
  • 2x Rose Bowl appearance
  • Sun Bowl winner (2001)
  • Holiday Bowl winner (2003)

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