New York Jets, NFL
- 2× Pro Bowl selection (1978, 1982)
- New York Jets MVP (1978)
- Led the NFL in receiving yards (1978)
- All-American at the University of California
- University of California Athletics Hall of Fame inductee (1992)
Over a 12-year wide receiver career with the New York Jets, Wesley Walker caught 438 passes for 8306 yards and 71 touchdowns. Before going pro, Wesley graduated from Carson High School in Carson, California where he set many receiving and return records. He went on to played at the University of California where he was an All-American. Wesley was noted for his great speed, averaging over 20 yards per reception over many seasons, with his career average recorded as 19 yards per reception. At the time of his retirement, he was second in Jets all-time receiving yardage. Legally blind in one eye, Wesley overcame this handicap to become one of the Jets all-time great receivers. Wesley led the league in receiving yards in 1978, was elected to the Pro Bowl twice in 1978 and 1982, and was named the New York Jets MVP in 1978. He was one of the dominant players in the 1982 NFL Playoffs: in two postseason games, he caught 15 passes for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns, as the Jets beat the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Raiders, both on the road. Wesley's best receiving season came in 1983, when he caught 61 receptions; and in 1986 he had a career-best 12 receiving touchdowns. Four of them were scored in week three, as he caught a game-winning touchdown from the Jets quarterback Ken O'Brien in overtime to give the Jets a 51-45 win over the Miami Dolphins. Wesley also played with fellow Jet Pro-Bowlers Marvin Powell and Freeman McNeil. Upon retirement, Wesley had caught 438 passes for 8306 yards and 71 touchdowns. Today, he is a physical education teacher at Park View Elementary School in Kings Park, New York, and an occasional sports radio show commentator.
Lunch or Dinner$1,250Wesley will join you and up to 10 guests at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Wesley will share stories from his career. (Up to 2 hours)
Fantasy Draft$1,250Surprise your football buddies by inviting Wesley to a live fantasy draft!
Q&A$2,000Wesley will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Wesley’s path to success.
Attend a Game$2,000Have an extra seat at the game? Wesley will join you and your guests and give insight on the game. Discuss Wesley's career with the Jets and his trajectory to become a NFL player. (Up to 3 hours)
Appearance$2,000Hire Wesley to make an appearance at your next event! Wesley's appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. Autograph show pricing may vary. (Up to 60 minutes)
Coaching$1,250To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Wesley as a coach will give you access to a 2x Pro Bowler. Wesley will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Football League NFL Team
- New York Jets (1977-1989)
Position Wide Receiver Home Town San Bernardino, California College University of California, Berkeley