|Other Position:||Inside Linebacker|
|Hometown:||Palos Verdes, Calif.|
|High School:||Palos Verdes HS|
|Other College:||L.A. Harbor College|
2015 — One of the Ducks' most unheralded keys to its success led the team in tackles (87) and fumble recoveries (2) his senior year despite missing the team's regular-season finale vs. Oregon State . . . Starting all 12 games in which he played, the Pac-12 academic all-conference honorable mention pick also converted a loose ball into a touchdown for the second year in a row, returning a fumble 52 yards for a score against Georgia State . . . Nabbed his first interception of his career at Colorado in addition to recovering his second fumble of the year . . . His consistency was epitomized by him pacing or sharing the squad's lead in tackles on only two occasions (vs. Utah and USC), including a career single-game high of 15 takedowns in the win against the Trojans . . . Also recorded what was then a season best 11 tackles against Michigan State . . . Accumulated 1.5 tackles-for-loss against both Michigan State and Washington in addition to being credited with quarterback sacks vs. Eastern Washington and USC . . . Started off the season strong with eight tackles, five solo, and an 8-yard sack in the opening game against Eastern Washington.
2014 — Broke into the starting lineup in 10 of his 15 appearances, tying for fourth on the team in tackles (81) and finishing second among inside linebackers . . . The honorable mention academic all-conference selection was at his best against the run, sharing a team-high nine stops in the win over Michigan State . . . Racked up eight tackles for loss, with two a piece coming in a home win against the Spartans and a road victory over UCLA . . . Tied for a career-high nine tackles on three separate occasions in wins against Michigan State, Arizona and Stanford . . . Made a tackle in every single game . . . Provided the pivotal play in a road win against Utah, picking up a fumble and returning it for a school record 100-yard touchdown . . . Earned the Dudley Clarke Memorial Award as the Ducks' most improved player . . . Contributed three tackles in the 2015 Spring Game.
2013 — Team’s top reserve linebacker came off the bench to play in the Ducks’ first 12 games before drawing the starting nod in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas . . . Ranked 11th on the team in tackles and third among interior linebackers, with his 37 stops (25 unassisted) including three tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks . . . Contributed tackles in 11 of 13 appearances in addition to being a key special teams component . . . Credited with a single-game high nine tackles (six solo) and a TFL in his most extensive play of the year (61 snaps) in the win over California . . . Added six tackles (five unassisted) in the win over Washington State . . . Accumulated four tackles in the 2014 Spring Game, including a quarterback sack for a 9-yard setback.
2012 — Enrolled for classes in January and benefitted from participation in 2013 spring drills . . . Recorded five tackles in 2013 Spring Game, including an assisted tackle-for-loss of 1 yard . . . One of team’s strongest linebackers cleared 330-lb. clean lift and 325-lb. bench press, as well as timed in 4.89 electronic 40.
BEFORE OREGON — Credited with 102 tackles (56 unassisted) in only junior college season following a 2011 hiatus while recovering from surgery . . . Tied for second in the Central Conference in stops and fourth in the Southern California Football Association a year ago . . . Ranked by Scout.com as the top junior college middle linebacker recruit in the country while also earned three stars from ESPN.com and 247sports.com . . . 2012 numbers included 12 tackles-for-loss of 53 yards, one fumble recovery and a 32-yard interception return . . . The conference’s Northern Division second-team selection helped spearhead a defensive unit that ranked sixth in the division in points allowed (27.4) with Seahawks finishing with 6-5 record . . . The two-time all-Bay League standout led the Sea Kings in tackles as a prep senior in addition to doubling as a fullback, running for a 44-yard touchdown against Peninsula.
PERSONAL — Parents: Brett and Suellen Walker. Family: One brother, two sisters. Junior College: (Coach): L.A. Harbor College (Brett Peabody), 2012. High School (Coach): Palos Verdes (Guy Gardner), 2011. Major: General Social Science.
WALKER'S CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 6, at Utah, 11/08/14; Georgia State, 09/19/15
Touchdowns: 1, at Utah, 11/08/14; Georgia State, 09/19/15
Tackles: 15, at USC, 11/21/15
Sacks: 1.0, 6 times
Tackles for loss: 2.0, Michigan State, 09/06/14 (2-0); at UCLA, 10/11/14 (2-0)
Interceptions: 1, at Colorado, 10/03/15
Fumbles recovered: 1, Georgia State, 9/19/15; at Colorado, 10/03/15
Pass breakups: 1, at Washington, 10/17/15