Delanie Walker Teams Up with MADD

Delanie Walker with Alice and Bryan Young
(Photo courtesy of Delanie Walker)

Less than 24 hours after playing in the Super Bowl, former San Francisco 49er and now Tennessee Titan, Delanie Walker learned that his aunt and uncle, Alice and Bryan Young, had been killed. The Youngs were returning home after watching their nephew play in the Super Bowl in New Orleans. They were stopped on the side of the road when they were rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver.  Both vehicles caught on fire, and Alice and Bryan died at the scene.  The drunk driver sustained only minor injuries.

"This happens so much and now it's really hit home for me. I just want to make people more aware through my story," Walker said.

Walker has resolved to honor his relatives' memory. On March 17th, he hosted an event at a local restaurant where he signed pictures, MADD t-shirts, fan paraphernalia and jerseys to help raise awareness and funds for MADD.  Delanie will also be participating in the San Francisco Bay Area Walk Like MADD on May 11thYou can join his team or make a donation to support them here.
As we always say, drunk driving doesn’t discriminate.  It doesn’t matter if you are a NFL football player or just a football fan, anyone can become a victim.  It’s great to see Delanie use his visibility to honor his loved ones and bring awareness to the fight against drunk driving.

Delanie Walker at MADD signing event