Former Buckeye Tim Walton will be Rams DC

By Michael Citro on February 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

Former Ohio State defensive back Tim Walton will be the new defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. The St. Louis Dispatch reported that Walton accepted the job on Tuesday.

Walton was a co-captain in 1993, when the Buckeyes were co-champs of the B1G with Wisconsin, who they tied that year in Madison, 14-14. That OSU squad went 10-1-1 and beat BYU in the Holiday Bowl, 28-21. The tie at Wisconsin and the typical John Cooper loss at Michigan foiled an otherwise outstanding season, which included wins over ranked Washington, Michigan State, and Penn State.

Walton lettered four years at Ohio State and was a part of four bowl teams (Liberty, Hall of Fame, Citrus, and Holiday) from 1990-93. He earned his degree in sociology from THE Ohio State University in 1994.

He started his coaching career as a grad assistant at Bowling Green in 1995, and moved on to running backs and defensive backs with the Falcons, before taking the DB coaching job at Memphis. In 2002 he accepted the same position at Syracuse. He spent a year with the Orange before joining Nick Saban's staff at LSU in the same capacity in 2003.

Walton moved on to Miami (FL) in 2004 as defensive backs coach and held in that position until 2007, when he was promoted to defensive coordinator. He spent 2008 as DC with Memphis, before accepting a job coaching the Detroit Lions' DBs in 2009.

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