Photo of Steve Walton

Steve WaltonSteve Walton

Photo of Steve Walton
School: Benson Graduation Year: 1992

Year Inducted: 2017

Sports Played: Football, Track and Field

High School Honors: 2-year Football letterman as a safety.

Post High School Career: U.S. Navy 7+ years, last 3 in Military Police. Detective in the San Diego (CA) Sheriff’s Department, 4th largest in the U.S., for 19 years. Benson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Son of Bob Walton, Benson (1957).


I would like to thank Benson High School for my wonderful experience and great memories participating on the Football and Track teams. I’m grateful for the friendships, lessons, and success I gained as a member of these two teams. Thanks to my head track coach Leon McKenzie who encouraged and brought out the best in everyone. He pushed everyone to maximize their talent while creating a sense of family among my teammates. Coach McKenzie was one of the most influential persons during my time as a student athlete at Benson. I would also like to thank my parents for their support and encouragement in helping me achieve success as a student athlete.

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