Walt Garrison, a former Cowboys fullback/running back and running back, has died at the age 79.
Garrison began his football career in Oklahoma State. Garrison’s senior year saw him rack up 924 rushing and 107 receiving yards as well as five touchdowns.
Garrison was selected by the Cowboys in the fifth round (of the NFL Draft) of 1966. He began his professional career as a special team player before moving to fullback.
Garrison’s career ended in Dallas after 3,886 yards rushing, 1,794 yards receiving and 39 touchdowns.
Garrison’s Cowboys career was highlighted by his victory over the Dolphins at Super Bowl VI.
This man was a true gentleman and Cowboy, his storytelling was magnificent!! RIP Walt Garrison. ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/bbpgpLtomG
— tony casillas (@tccasillas) October 12, 2023
Garrison has always been recognized by the Cowboys. Garrison was part of the 25th Anniversary team.
Garrison has also been inducted into both the Oklahoma State Athletics Hall of Honor and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
We send our condolences to the Garrison Family.