Joe Walton : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Joe Walton is a former American football player and coach know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Joe Walton : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Joe Walton
  Bio
Name Joe Walton
Birthdate ( Age) 15 December 1935
Place of Birth Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Wife /Partner Ginger
Children Jodi , Stacy,  Joe
Parents Frank Walton
Profession American football player and coach
Net Worth $3 million
Last Update August 2021

Joseph Frank Walton was a former American football player and coach who most recently retired after 20 years as the head football coach and creator of the football program at Robert Morris University. Walton played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a pass catching tight end for the Redskins and Giants.

He served as head coach of the New York Jets for seven seasons, guiding them to the playoffs twice. He has also served as an assistant coach for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins, the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers during a 20-year period.

Early Life and Family

Walton was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 1935, the son of former Washington Redskins guard Frank "Tiger" Walton. Like his father, Walton was a football star at Beaver Falls High School; both also starred at the University of Pittsburgh before playing in the NFL for the Washington Redskins, followed by coaching the Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers.

After initially enrolling at Indiana University Bloomington, Walton attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. While there, Walton helped lead the Pittsburgh Panthers to the 1956 Sugar Bowl following the 1955 season and then to the 1956 Gator Bowl in his senior season. In 1955, his junior year Walton was selected an All-American. In 1956, he was named the co-captain of Pitt's team, was a unanimous selection as a first-team All-American and was named to the Academic All-American team.

Joe Walton Wife 

Joe Walton is a married man.Walton moved back to his hometown Beaver Falls with his late wife, Ginger, who died in September 2007 after 47 years of marriage. They have two daughters, Jodi and Stacy, and one son, Joe and six grandchildren.

Joe Walton Net Worth

Joseph Frank Walton was a former American football player and coachwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $3 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Walton was selected in the second round with the 14th overall pick of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Redskins and played with them from 1957 to 1960. In July 1961, he was involved in a three-team trade with the Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

The Giants received Walton and end Jim Podoley from the Redskins, the Redskins received Fred Dugan from the Cowboys and placekicker John Aveni, end Jerry Daniels, and defensive halfback Dave Whitsell from the Giants, and the Cowboys received placekicker Allen Green and a sixth round for the 1962 NFL Draft from the Giants that the team later used to draft George Andrie.Walton played for the Giants from 1961 to 1963. He was placed on injured reserve due to shoulder and knee injures during the 1964 season. At the end of that season Walton retired.

Walton scored three touchdowns catches as a TE in one game. He did so twice during the 1962 season: October 28, 1962 against Washington and December 16, 1962 asinst Dallas. Walton's record was tied on September 25, 2014 Larry Donnell of the New York Giants. October 28, 1962, Walton also caught teammate quarterback Y. A. Tittle's single-game record-tying seventh touchdown pass.

Walton began his NFL coaching career as a scout for the New York Giants (1965–68), then transitioned to wide receivers coach (1969–73). To gain coaching experience from George Allen he moved on to the Redskins as running backs coach (1974–77) then offensive coordinator from 1978 to 1980. Walton moved to the New York Jets and served as offensive coordinator there for the 1981 and 1982 seasons. His work as offensive coordinator lead the Jets to hand over the head-coaching position to him on February 10, 1983 when he succeeded Walt Michaels whose retirement had been announced the previous day.

 Walton served as the head coach of the New York Jets from 1983 to 1989 and his teams achieved a 53–57–1 record. He guided the Jets into the NFL postseason twice. Walton was recruited by head coach Chuck Noll in 1990 to serve as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He served for two years until Chuck Noll retired after the 1991 season.

On July 27, 1993, Walton was named the head coach of the newly formed Robert Morris University football team. He remained in this position until the conclusion of the 2013 season.In 2005, Robert Morris University opened Joe Walton Stadium, the new home to the RMU Colonials.

Walton's contract to remain the head coach at Robert Morris ran through 2013. In January 2012, RMU announced that Walton would retire at the end of the 2013 season, which would mark his 20th year as Robert Morris Head Coach, and assistant head coach and former Steelers defensive lineman John Banaszak would replace Walton upon his retirement.