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Joey Leverne Walters

1973 graduate of West Florence High School

Born on October 29, 1954 in Florence   

Lettered in football and basketball in high school

1971 & 72 Florence Morning News All-City Football Team

1972 All Conference Football Team 

Member of the West Florence High School Hall of Fame  

Played in the 1972 North-South All Star Football game  

All Tournament Team in Basketball 1971-72 & 72-73 

1971-72 & 72-73 Florence Morning News All City Basketball Team 

1972-73 High School Basketball Team MVP  

1972-73 Lower State All Tournament Basketball Team 

1972-73 All Region basketball Team 

1972-73 South Carolina All Coaches Basketball Team 

1972-73 All Star game participant 

Attended Clemson University on a Football Scholarship and was team captain for 1975-76 season

Played in the Canadian Professional Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he was:

           1981-82 Most Popular Player

           1981-82 CFL PA Outstanding Receiver

           1982- Saskatchewan Player of the Year

           1981-82 Canadian All Star Team

           1982- Set the CFL all time record in receptions with 102 catches

           1977, 79, 80, 82 Saskatchewan Roughriders All Time All Stars Team

           1982- Nominated for CFL MVP Award

           1990- Selected to Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honor

Played in USFL (United States Football League) with Washington Federals & Orlando Renegades when they moved to Florida where he:

           1983-84       Led team in receptions

           1983,84,85- Team Captain

           1984-           All Star team while with Federals

 Played in NFL with Houston Oilers- 1987-88

 Employed as the Director of Operations at Florida Citrus Sports

 Joey was nominated by his mother, Mary Walters. “Over the years Joey has proven to be an individual that exhibits determination, dedication and devotion to academic and athletic excellence. At an early age, Joey showed leadership qualities and used these qualities in a positive manner. He continues to answer the call of his community as Joey is a man of few words but his actions speak loud and clear.”