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      Chris Walker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245

Position:
DE

Career Statistics
DEFENSE
Tackles Sacks / TFL / Int/ High
Season G Solo Asst Total Yards Yards FF FR P Def Yds Tackles
2010 13 24 21 45 3/24 6/30 1 -- 1 -- 8-Twice
2009 12 23 19 42 6/43 8.5/50 1 -- 3 2/7 7-Fla
2008 11 13 2 15 3/19 4/22 2 -- -- -- 4-Van
2007 14 2 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3-ULL
Totals 50 62 43 105 12/86 18.5/102 4 -- 4 2/7 8-Twice
2010

  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Led UT with six quarterback hurries and one of three Vols to record two in single game, accomplishing mark vs. LSU
  • Tied for second among defensive line and ninth on team with career-high 45 tackles
  • Third on Vols in sacks with three and tied for third in tackles for loss with six
  • Finished with team's second-longest streak with 18 consecutive starts
  • One of 10 players to start every 2010 game for Tennessee and one of four UT players to see action in every quarter
  • Set career high with eight tackles versus Oregon and matched it one week later against Florida

  • Tied career high with first two sacks of season in his homecoming at Memphis, part of three-tackle effort
  • Forced first fumble of season and fourth of career against Mississippi to set up UT's final TD, while adding three tackles and one QB hurry
  • Contributed four tackles for second time versus Kentucky, including sack that forced Wildcats three-and-out
  • Also notched four tackles at Georgia
  • Collected five tackles against UAB, one of which accounted for first TFL of season
  • Named to roster for 2011 East-West Shrine Game after being selected to Coaches' preseason All-SEC team.

2009

  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Battled injuries throughout season but paced Vols in sacks and tied for team lead in interceptions
  • None was bigger than pick-six versus Ohio
  • Walker inter-cepted screen pass at 7-yard line and waltzed into end zone
  • Led Vols with six sacks and second on team with 8½ tackles for loss, accounting for team-leading 50 yards in losses
  • Also had interception versus Georgia
  • Two sacks each against Western Kentucky and Florida
  • Added 1½ sacks against Memphis and contributed on half-sack at Mississippi

  • Career high seven tackles against Gators
  • Six stops in Chick-fil-A Bowl and five apiece against Alabama and Western Kentucky
  • Finished season with 42 tackles
  • Earned Andy Spiva Award as Vols' most improved player during spring practice

2008

  • Games/Starts: 11/0
  • Rising star had 15 tackles in reserve duty
  • Played in every game except Wyoming contest
  • Finished strong, including career-high four tackles at Vanderbilt

  • Registered three stops against both UAB and Mississippi State
  • Also made two tackles at Auburn
  • Forced fumbles against UAB and Vanderbilt

2007

  • Games/Starts: 14/0
  • Special teams performer appeared in all 14 games
  • Finished with three tackles while working his way into defensive end rotation

  • All three tackles came during extended minutes against Louisiana-Lafayette

High School

  • PrepStar All-America
  • Twice named Tennessee sportswriters first-team All-State for Division II
  • Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of Preps Private School Team
  • Finalist for the Division II Mr. Football Award
  • Two-time All-Conference and All-Region
  • As senior, tallied 85 tackles including eight for loss and three sacks
  • During junior sea-son, totaled 83 tackles, 11 tackles for lost yardage, four sacks, two interceptions and nine forced fumbles
  • Tallied 53 tackles as sophomore, with two for loss and one fumble recovery

  • Also standout on basketball court and named one of city's top 20 players by Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • Averaged 18 points per game and led city in rebounding
  • Four-year basketball starter and three-year starter in football
  • Father, Albert, played linebacker for North Alabama and entered training camp with Dallas Cowboys before injuries stalled his playing career
  • Coach at Christian Brothers High School - Kevin Locastro
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