Taylor Walker is one of the famous Rules Footballer, who was born on the memorable day of April 25 in the year 1990. Taylor Walker is a proud citizen of Australia.
Australian Rules footballer who led the Adelaide Crows in goal-kicking for the second consecutive year in 2012.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Taylor Walker continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Taylor Walker
He had an amateur career in the Broken Hill Football League before turning professional in 2009.
His 2013 season was derailed by an ACL injury.
He is the son of former Broken Hill player Wayne Walker. He became teammates with Richard Tambling on Adelaide in 2011.
Taylor Walker Timeline
He joined Jonathan Brown as the second AFL player since 1993 to kick five or more goals in each of the first three rounds of a season.
His father, Wayne, was a prominent footballer in Broken Hill who played more than 350 games. Wayne wasn't a gifted or natural player but trained hard and became a highly respected centreman for the Centrals in Broken Hill In 2006, Walker accepted a NSW Scholarship contract with Adelaide at the age of 16.
He is a former NSW Scholarship player with the club, and was drafted with pick 75 in the 2007 national draft.
Walker spent his first year at the Crows playing for Norwood in the SANFL, kicking more than 50 goals in the 2008 season.
Walker returned to the side in 2010 and showed fluctuating form, showing glimpses of brilliance alongside some poor performances.
Early in 2011, Walker was dropped once again and was seen drinking a beer on live television at a SANFL game, sparking speculation that he 'didn't care' and may have signed a contract with incoming expansion team Greater Western Sydney, with whom Walker had been previously strongly linked.
In 2012, Walker improved under new coach Brenton Sanderson.
In Round 5, 2013, against Carlton, Walker hyperextended his right knee and suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury requiring a full reconstruction and 12-month rehabilitation period.
Walker made his return to competitive football early in the 2014 season in the Adelaide Crows reserves' side, kicking three goals in a 37-point loss to Glenelg.
Walker previously captained Adelaide from 2015 to 2019.
In 2016, he was voted the AFL Player's Association captain of the year.
Walker captained Adelaide in the 2017 AFL Grand Final, which they lost to Richmond.
In November, Walker extended his contract with the Crows for three further years, until the end of 2018.
On 4 September 2019, Walker stepped down as the club's captain.
In September 2020, he kicked his 441st goal to become Adelaide's leading goalkicker.
Walker started the 2021 season in resurgent form, kicking 17 goals in his first three games and beating his 2020 tally in the process, finishing the year with 48 goals, his highest return since 2017.
Walker kicked four goals in his return game against Essendon in Round 4 of the 2022 season.
Walker had a somewhat quiet start to the 2023 season, kicking only three goals in the first three games.