AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Nebraska (AP
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Tied for sixth in Auburn history with 99 career receptions ... 10th with 1,394 receiving yards ... Has played in 37 career games, starting 20 ... Has caught a pass in 33 of 37 career games ... Has one 100-yard game.
Received the Pat Dye Leadership Award for the offense and the Most Improved Offensive Skill Player Award during spring drills.
Preseason All-SEC First-Team ... Coaches' Preseason All-SEC First-Team ... Athlon Sports Preseason First-Team All-SEC ... PHIPPS Preseason All-SEC Offensive First-Team ... Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... Played in 11 games, starting two ... Fourth on the team with 22 receptions for 278 receiving yards ... Posted two receptions and his first touchdown of the season against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl ... Touchdown against the Badgers was a 9-yarder from Brandon Cox early in the fourth quarter .... Caught two passes for 30 yards against Alabama ... Threw his first career touchdown, a 28-yarder to Devin Aromashodu in the second quarter against Ole Miss ... Is the first AU receiver to do since Tim Carter in 2000 against Florida ... Also caught three passes for 39 yards against the Rebels ... Posted four catches for 58 yards, including a season-best 36-yard reception, against LSU ... Returned to action against South Carolina, posting three receptions for 31 yards ... Had a 19-yarder in the first quarter against the Gamecocks ... Did not play against Western Kentucky due to a sprained left ankle ... Caught a 16-yard pass in the first quarter against Ball State before leaving with a sprained left ankle ... Caught six passes for 80 yards against Georgia Tech.
Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention selection ... Caught a pass in 25- of-26 career games ... Led the team with 43 catches for 737 yards ... Has multiple catches in 19 games in his career ... 34-of-43 catches went for first downs ... Finished last three games of the season with 15 receptions for 287 yards (19.1 yards per catch) and two touchdowns ... Posted five catches for 87 yards against Virginia Tech in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Four of his five receptions went for a first down ... Marked a season-high six catches for a career-best 111 yards against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Four of his six catches went for first downs ... First reception of the game came on Auburn's first offense play, a 56 yarder ... Caught a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter ... Snared four catches, all for first downs for a career-high 89 yards including a 32-yard pass for Auburn's second touchdown against Alabama ... Caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and finished with four catches for 73 yards against Ole Miss ... Snared a 30-yard touchdown catch and finished with three receptions for 66 yards against Arkansas ... Wrestled a catch out of a defender's arms on the opening drive to gain 14 yards and caught a 31-yard touchdown pass against Tennessee ... Snared the game-winner and his first career touchdown on a 16-yard reception and led Auburn with five catches for 71 yards against LSU ... Earned the Coaches' Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against LSU ... Also caught a 14-yard pass on 4th-and-12 on the game winning drive ... Caught a game-high three passes for 55 yards against Louisiana-Monroe ... Tied for team-high honors with three catches against Louisiana Tech ... Ranked 15th in the Auburn career records in receiving yardage (1,116 yards) and tied for 15th in pass receptions (77). Named the Most Improved Offensive Skill Player by the coaching staff after spring drills.
Selected to the Freshman All-SEC teams by The Sporting News and coaches ... Caught at least one pass in every game ... Finished second on the team with 34 catches for 379 yards ... Played in all 13 games, starting five ... Led Auburn with seven catches for 83 yards including a season-long 39-yard reception against Alabama ... Snared two passes for 34 yards against Louisiana-Monroe and Mississippi State ... Finished with three catches for 34 yards against Vanderbilt ... Led Auburn with eight catches for 73 yards against Georgia Tech ... Started and caught four passes for 43 yards against USC ... Tied for the most catches (12) ever by a wide receiver in the first two games of a season ... Had more catches in the first three games (15) than all but four players had in the entire season in 2002.
Three-year starter at quarterback and cornerback ... As a quarterback, collected 1,200 all-purpose yards passing and running ... Threw for 10 touchdowns ... As a defensive back, totaled 76 tackles and six interceptions ... Led high school team to 10-2 record as a senior ...Also competed in track and won the state Class A high jump as a junior ... Talented basketball player that averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds as a senior ... As a junior, averaged 21 points, four assists and six rebounds.
Born April 7, 1984 ... Son of Mary and Joe Walker ... Majoring in business marketing.