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Walter McFadden
Walter McFadden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, FL

High School:
Ely

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
01/21/1987

Experience:
3L

Major:
Public Administration

2008 -- Finished 12th in SEC in passes defended per game (0.83) ... Started all 12 games, totaling 29 tackles with 1.5 TFL's for minus 7 yards ... Led team with eight pass break-ups ... Tied for second on team with two interceptions ... Earned first career start in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Did not register a tackle vs. Warhawks ... Had one TFL (minus five yards), a pass break-up and five tackles against Southern Miss ... Four of five tackles vs. USM were solo ... Intercepted first pass of season with less than three minutes remaining in game to seal victory at Mississippi State ... Also had four solo tackles vs. MSU ... Broke up two passes and had one solo tackle vs. LSU ... Had three tackles vs. Vanderbilt ... Had two pass break-ups, one QB hurry and tied career-best with five tackles, three solo, vs. Arkansas ... Picked off a pass and returned it 18 yards vs. West Virginia ... Also had two solo stops vs. WVA ... Tied a career-high with five tackles vs. Ole Miss ... Had half a TFL for minus 2 yards to go with two total tackles vs. UT Martin ... Played, but did not have a tackle vs. Georgia ... Broke up one pass and had two solo tackles vs. Alabama.

SPRING 2008 -- Named the Most Improved Defensive Back by the coaching staff following spring drills.

2007 -- Appeared in every game ... Had one assist in opener against Kansas State ... One stop versus New Mexico State ... Career-best two tackles in win over Vanderbilt ... Recorded one tackle in back-to-back games vs. LSU and Ole Miss ... Returned an interception for first career TD vs. Tennessee Tech ... Interception went for career-best 93 yards, which was longest interception return since Calvin Jackson's 96-yard return vs. Florida in 1993... Had four tackles, with one tackle for a loss and one pass break-up against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

2006 -- Played in 11 games, posting two tackles ... Finished with one tackle apiece against Buffalo and Mississippi State ... Also saw action against Washington State, LSU, South Carolina, Tulane, Ole Miss, Arkansas State and Alabama.

2005 -- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Willie Snead ... Registered 67 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... Added two touchdowns on kick returns ... Made four interceptions as a junior ... Florida Sports Writers Association first-team all-state ... Rivals.com Top 25 Cornerbacks ... Rivals.com Florida Top 100 ... Scout.com top 50 cornerbacks ... PrepStar All-Region ... Selected to participate in the Dade-Broward All Star Game ... Miami Herald All-Broward Defensive Football Team honorable mention ... Led his team to a 10-3 record and to the fourth round of the playoffs.

PERSONAL -- Born Jan. 21, 1987 ... Son of Ella and Walter McFadden ... Graduated with degree in Public Administration in Spring 2009.

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