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Everson Walls was a standout cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Cleveland Browns. His career started at Grambling State playing for legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. Among Walls list of accomplishments while at Grambling State, he was selected for the Kodak 1AA All-American team; the Black College All-American team; and during his college senior year, he led the nation in interceptions.

At the end of his college career, Walls attended the Cowboy’s training camp as a free agent.  He made the squad in 1981 and donned the “blue-starred” #24 jersey.  His eight years with the Cowboys is filled with accolades and accomplishments.  In his rookie year, he broke the single season record with 11 interceptions.  He was named to the Pro Bowl team in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985.  In 1981, 1982 and 1985 he led the NFL in interceptions.  In 1986, he was the youngest player named to the Cowboys 25th Year Anniversary Team, and in 1987 he was named Cowboy’s Man of the Year.

In 1990, Walls continued his career with the New York Giants, where he was the leading pass defender with six interceptions on the Giants’ Super Bowl Team.  In 1992, he signed and started with the Cleveland Browns. 

After retiring from football in 1993, Walls was named to the All Time Cowboy’s Team.  He was appointed to the NFL’s All Decade Team for the 1980’s, and in 1998, he was elected to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. (courtesy of

Walls displayed amazing instincts and was one of the most dominant pass defenders in the NFL during his playing days. He played the game with intensity and was a student of the game. He took pride in being part of a great secondary in Dallas that was known for creating turnovers.

Walls is a true inspiration to athletes and individuals of all ages because of his work off the field. Everson is man of integrity and known for his great work within the Dallas area. Of all of Everson's accomplishments on the field, he will be best be known for his selfless action in helping his former teammate Ron Springs fight for his life in 2007. Everson was able to donate a kidney to help Springs in his battle with diabetes. Springs passed on eight months later, however, Walls stood by his teammate and showed what loyalty and love is all about.

Everson's selfless act shows his true character and his love for others. Everson is a role model for all and it was an honor having him on the show to speak about his life experiences. I admire not only the football player, but the man that took the time to speak with me. I had the opportunity to meet Everson this past July at the Legends of Candlestick Park event in San Francisco. He is a great man that still gives back to the community today. Currently, Everson is working with former Notre Dame and Oakland Raider wide receiver Tim Brown in a program called:

Ethos Pedagogy is a customizable character development program that was designed to improve the educational experience of students by redefining success through a firm understanding of identity and self value.

Through a cognitive process, Ethos leverages the social worth of celebrity athletes and entertainers as a means to connect with impressionable youth through a wide range of interactive curriculum platforms that support the mutual goals of both the parents and educators.

Through this program, students are able to achieve generational change by redefining their success through increased self value and character enhancement. The pedagogy of our students will allow them to become inspired and motivated learners; which in turn increases their academic performance while working to close the overall achievement gap.

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