Brady Walker Athlete Profile | BYU Cougar Club

Brady Walker Athlete Profile

Brady Walker

Brady Walker
Position: Center Height: 6-6 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1941-1943 | 1945-1947 Hometown: Mesquite, NV Hall of Fame: 1976

  • 1976 Men's Basketball 

1976 Hall of Fame Inductee

After winning high school honors in both track and basketball, Brady Walker was offered athletic scholarships at eighteen different universities. He chose to enroll at BYU.

His college career was interrupted by World War II, however, and he served 2½ years in the army, participating in military track meets at the end of the war. He was chosen as captain of the 3rd Army team, and after winning first-place in discuss, second in shot put, and third in javelin, he was decorated and congratulated by General George S. Patton.

After returning to BYU, Brady participated in both basketball and track events. He was often high-point man, and in one meet at Utah State won four events: shot put, discuss, javelin, and hammer throw. He was given the J. Edwin Stein Award for all-round athletic achievement in both 1946 and 1947.

After graduating, Brady played professional basketball with the Boston Celtics and Baltimore Bullets. His career lasted only four years — a leg injury forced him to retire. He later went into the contracting business, operating heavy equipment. He married Olive Tucker in 1943 and they are the parents of two children.

1942-1943 | Sophomore Year

Earned All-Skyline Conference honors.