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Ducks Football BIO
Joe Walker
Player Profile:
Joe Walker 1131137
Position: Linebacker
Other Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes HS
Other College: L.A. Harbor College
Experience: 2 Letters

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 — Started the season strong with eight tackles, five solo, and an eight-yard sack in the opening game against Eastern Washington ... Recorded a career-high 11 tackles against Michigan State ... Scored second career touchdown against Georgia State, recovering a fumble and taking it 52 yards for a score ... Made six tackles against Utah ... Recorded six tackles for the second straight game against Colorado, while also hauling in first career interception and recovering a fumble.

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 as the top junior college middle linebacker recruit in the country while also earned three stars from and . . . 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.


Pac-12 All-Conference HM
Dudley Clarke Memorial Award (Oregon's Most Improved Player)


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: 11, at Michigan State, 09/12/15 (1-10)
Sacks: 1.0, 4 times
Tackles for loss: 2.0 [t-47th], Michigan State, 09/06/14 (2-0); at UCLA, 10/11/14 (2-0)
Interceptions: 1, at Colorado, 10/03/15
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], Georgia State, 9/19/15; at Colorado, 10/03/15
Pass breakups: 1, at Washington, 10/17/15