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  Friday Luncheon - David Walker ’77 Friday, March 2, 2012
       
Location:   Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill - 9100 N Central Expy
(NE corner of North Central Expressway & Park Lane)
Time:   11:30AM
Price:   0.00
Description:   Enjoy various features from the Sherlock’s lunch menu - including approximately 15 items under $8.

Guest speaker/program:
David Walker ’77, former Texas A&M quarterback.

David is the former Wishbone quarterback for the Aggies who was recruited out of Sulphur, Louisiana in 1973 as the state’s MVP. At 17 years of age, David became and still remains the youngest player ever in NCAA history to start at quarterback. He started games in 1973, ’74, ’76 and ’77, becoming the winningest quarterback in A&M’s history (now 2nd behind Corey Pullig) and 5th winningest overall in the Southwest Conference. He still holds the record for single-game rushing yards by an Aggie quarterback (182 yards), and played during the time the Aggies had their first back-to-back, 10-win seasons in school history!

David, a former Algebra teacher and high school head football coach, is currently recovering from a near catastrophic accident in which his neck was broken. These spinal cord injuries threatened to put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. It was during this time period he began writing his athletic memoir, "I’ll Tell You When You’re Good!" The book is an honest, from-the-heart memoir about an amateur athlete, his teammates, and his family. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of David’s book is donated to charities dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis and other disabilities through grants, information and advocacy. David’s book is available at his website: www.AggieQB.com

General info on David Walker:
- 1972 All-State quarterback and offensive MVP from Sulphur, LA;
- verbally committed to play for LSU but signed national letter of intent with Texas A&M;
- started as a freshman and became the youngest starting quarterback in NCAA football history;
- 2nd winningest quarterback in TAMU history:
- still holds the all-time single game rushing record for A&M quarterbacks with 182 yards gained in the 1977 SMU game;
- team captain for both the 1976 and 1977 squads.

About the Book:
- honest, undeniable straight-from-the-heart memoir about an amateur athlete, his teammates and family who experience truly unique and unexpected situations;
- began writing "I’ll Tell You When You’re Good!," available online at www.davidmoonwalker.com, a few days after an accident almost left him a quadriplegic;
- book is a life-long dream to tell Walker’s story of growing up in Calcasieu Parish in Southwest Louisiana and the impact family, faith, and athletics – particularly football - had on him;
- shares with the reader many life experiences derived from relationships with his father, grandfather, and coaches;
- discusses at length how offensive strategies – particularly the Wishbone’s intricacies, freshman eligibility, and integration affected the transition of major college football during the pivotal years following the Sixties;
- also speaks of his personal association with Head Coach Emory Bellard and 40 first team all-conference players – approximately 30 of whom went on to play professional football;
- dedicated to those suffering from paralysis, his family and teammates, former TAMU Coach Tom Wilson, and his Sulphur High School Coach Shannon Suarez.

Post A&M:
- coached high school football for 11 years;
- older daughter, Lindsey, a Trinity University graduate, is in her second year of nursing;
- younger daughter, Carly, graduated from TAMU in May of 2010 with a double major in Sociology and Psychology.

Dallas Aggies have been meeting every Friday for lunch during much of the club’s 100+ year history. The DAMC’s weekly Friday Luncheon often times features a guest speaker; and when applicable - the Friday Luncheon speaker program will commence at Noon and end before 1:00pm.

Aggie business professionals are encouraged to use this luncheon as an additional means to network with Texas A&M former students in the Dallas area. It’s a great way to meet Aggies of all ages and an opportunity to fill your database with like-minded business men and women.