Gavin Walls

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Gavin Walls
Free Agent
Born: (1980-01-29) January 29, 1980 (age 43)
Ripley, Mississippi, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight231 lb (105 kg)
Career history
As player
2004Minnesota Vikings
2004Scottish Claymores
20052010Winnipeg Blue Bombers
20102011Montreal Alouettes
CFL East All-Star2006, 2008
CFL West All-Star2005
AwardsCFL Rookie of the Year, 2005

Gavin Walls (born January 29, 1980 in Ripley, Mississippi) is a professional American football player, who most recently played with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

A defensive end, Walls played collegiate football for the University of Arkansas. Following college, he attended training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, but was cut before the regular season. In 2004, he was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Europe draft by the Scottish Claymores.[1]

In February 2005, Walls signed with the Blue Bombers and ended up having one of the most successful rookie seasons in team history. He led the team in quarterback sacks with 12, second best that season in the CFL, and was named CFL Rookie of the Year following the 2005 season.[2] He was recognized as CFL Lineman of the Week four times during the season and was selected as a CFL West Division All-Star and a CFLPA All-Star for the season. During the season, he scored two touchdowns, unusual for a defensive lineman.[3]

Walls's second season saw a similar level of performance, registering eleven quarterback sacks and earning honours as a CFL East Division All-Star in 2006.

In 2007, Walls played a substantial role in leading the Blue Bombers to the 95th Grey Cup, which they lost to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 23-19.

Walls was signed to a new contract by the Blue and Gold heading into the 2009 season. He is regarded as the best in the league at the strong-side defensive end position, and his new contract reflects that.

On February 26, 2010 Gavin was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for non-import defensive end Stan Van Sichem.

Gavin is working with troubled youth to make his adopted city of Winnipeg a better place to live. He is currently the General Manager at the Moosehorn Co-Op in Moosehorn, MB. He treats his co workers like teammates with the utmost respect.


  1. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers - #ForTheW". Archived from the original on 2009-06-30.
  2. ^ " - Player Awards". Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-09-15.