Langston Walker, Raider and dorm mate, reads Freakonomics

Langston Walker is 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds. He majored in economics at Cal. He plays football now for the Oakland Raiders.

He also lived opposite my door in Clark Kerr. As a Division I football player, I would see him rarely. He spent most of his time at practice, in class, or with tutors. Most of the time I did see him, he would be in my dorm suite mock-chocking the gymnasts I lived with. I never understood that, but they seemed to enjoy it. But I what I remember most is the heinous stench of his giant shoes.

He said this in a recent Sacramento Bee article:

“I bring a book for the plane ride,” Walker said. “Something that’s educational, something that will expand my mind.”

Such talk causes running back Justin Fargas to ask Walker, “Are you serious?”

Walker is very serious about reading. The last book he finished before leaving for Baltimore was “Freakonomics,” an alternative look at economics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

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