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
Touchdowns: 1, at Utah, 11/08/14
Tackles: 9, 4 times
Sacks: 1.0 [t-57th], at Colorado, 10/05/13 (1-0); Colorado, 11/22/14 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0 [t-47th], Michigan State, 09/06/14 (2-0); at UCLA, 10/11/14 (2-0)