Gavin Walls


235 lbs


6' 2"


Defensive End


Arkansas State


Jan 29th, 1980

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Accquired by the Alloutes in exchange for Stan van Sichem. Unfortunatley walls missed the entire season , including the east Final and grey Cup, due to an Achilles injury. Alouettes' celebrate a Grey Cup victory.


Although his 6th season with Winnipeg was shortened due to a knee injury, Gavin still manged to amass 24 tackles and 5 qb sacks in just 13 games. He finished 2st for sacks on his team, Gavin missed Games 14 thru 18 due to a knee injury.


In another all-star caliber season, Walls put up big numbers on the defensive stat sheet. Starting all 18 regular season games, Walls finished tied for third in the CFL with 10 sacks. That led his team in that category. He was tied for third on the club in defensive tackles with 56, and led the team in tackles for loss with four. Walls recorded one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two pass knock downs. His impressive numbers earned him his third division all-star award. Walls registered three tackles in the East semi-final loss to Edmonton.


Walls gave Winnipeg Blue Bomber fans more of what they have come to expect from the one-time CFL Rookie of the Year. Starting 16 regular season games, he registered nine quarterback sacks, 45 defensive tackles, four pass knockdowns, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three tackles for losses. His three fumble recoveries, including one for a TD, led the team, while his nine sacks ranked second in that category. Walls had perhaps his best game of the regular season inWeek 2 when he garnered two sacks and five defensive tackles in a 32-23 win over the Als. That performance earned him the Rogers Defensive Player of the Week Award. Walls continued his solid performance in the CFL playoffs. He had four tackles in a 24-22 win over the Montreal Alouettes in the East Semi-final and one tackle in Winnipeg’s 19-9 victory against the Toronto Argonauts. Walls was nothing short of spectacular in the 2007 Grey Cup. He registered two quarterback sacks and a pair of defensive tackles in a 23-19 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in his first CFL championship game.


Walls proved that his Rookie of the Year performance the previous season was no fluke. Starting all 18 regular season games, he registered 32 defensive tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, one tackle for a loss and one pass knockdown. His 11 quarterback sacks ranked second on the team and fourth in the CFL. Walls had his best game of the regular season on Oct. 15 versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when he collected one defensive tackle and three quarterback sacks. That performance earned him CFL Defensive Player of the Game honours. It also earned him CFL Defensive Player of the Week honours. Walls registered one defensive tackle in the team’s 31-27 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL East Semifinal. The soft-spoken defensive end received post-season honours for the second year in a row. He was named a CFL East Division All-Star.


Walls was something of an unknown quantity when he arrived in Bomberville. The same could hardly be said by the time the 2005 season concluded. The soft-spoken Walls had one of the best rookie seasons ever by a Blue Bombers defender. He led the team in quarterback sacks with 12, which tied him for second best in the CFL despite missing the regular season finale due to injury. His five tackles for losses ranked second on the Bombers, behind only linebacker Sean Woodson. He also had 40 defensive tackles, one interception and three special teams tackles. Walls had one of his best games of the season on Sept. 16 against the Ottawa Renegades. He returned both a fumble and interception for TDs. He followed that up by recording four sacks against the B.C. Lions during an Oct. 10 at Canad Inns Stadium. The only thing Walls collected more of than QB sacks was off-field accolades. He was named CFL Lineman of the Week an astounding four times (Weeks 4, 13, 16, 17). He was also a CFL West Division All-Star and a CFLPA All-Star. He capped off an amazing first season by being named CFL Rookie of the Year during Grey Cup week in Vancouver.


Walls helped lead Arkansas to the 2002 SEC Western Division Championship, the 2002 SEC Championship game and back-to-back bowl games.


Walls enjoys working out, playing basketball and fishing in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his three-year-old son Tyrin.