Kenneth G. Walls

Kenneth G. Walls is recognized for his accomplishments in three sports at Garland High School. As a junior, Walls was quarterback and led the 1957 Owl Football team to a bi-district championship in their final Class 3-A competition. The following year he was again the quarterback as Garland finished as the runner-up to Highland Park in its first year of Class 4-A competition. Walls was selected second team All-District recognition both years. He also received accolades for his defensive play. He had four interceptions for an average return of 47.5 yards and returned three kickoffs for an average of 34.3 yards. Besides his three letters in football, Walls also earned three letters in baseball. He was a pitcher for the Owls and, when not on the mound, played as an outfield position. He earned first team All-district honors and was the team co-captain. He also topped all Dallas county batters as a senior, hitting .556. He also pitched back to back no hitters as a senior. In track, the speedy Walls qualified for the regional meet as a senior in 1959 after placing second as a member of the Garland spring relay at the district meet. He also was third as an individual sprinter in the district 100 yard race and won the same place in the district board jump event. Walls and his wife, Judy, live in Graham, Texas. He is a city inspector for Jacksboro and Judy is employed by the Graham Chamber of Commerce. They have three sons: one is a city inspector for Graham, one is the Sheriff of Young County, and the other is involved in area real estate. He and his wife enjoy going to their lake house with their 12 grandchildren.