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The youngest of 16 children in his family of Pennsylvania mill workers, Walt Corey was undrafted coming out of the University of Miami (Florida). He signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Texans as a linebacker in their inaugural season of 1960, and his dogged determination and hard hitting earned him a starting position on the Texans’ defense.
Over the next four years, Corey averaged 8.75 tackles-per-game, and hauled in four interceptions while moving from left linebacker to the right. He was a defensive stallwart from 1960-64, helping the Texans win their only AFL championship in 1962 (they would later win again as the Kansas City Chiefs). He was named to the AFL All-Star Game in 1963.