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11   Charles Walker
Charles Walker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
North Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Boyd H. Anderson H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
01/18/1985


12/15/2006

NCAA Division I Championship

NCAA Division I Championship: UMass vs. Appalachian State

On Walker: Team Captain ... All-Conference returning starting middle (MIKE) linebacker ... Team's most athletic and gifted linebacker according to Coach Brown ... Made a huge return from a medical redshirt season in 2006 and was third in the conference in tackles ... Has continued to add muscle as he is a top tackler ... Has great closing speed and can play any back position ... Tied UMass record for tackles in a game with 23 vs. Delaware in 2004.

2007 UPDATE:
• SENIOR TEAM CAPTAIN
• 2007 CAA FIRST-TEAM LINEBACKER
• 2007 NEW ENGLAND WRITERS ALL-STAR
• 2007 CAA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE
• 2006 ATLANTIC 10 SECOND-TEAM LINEBACKER
• 2006 DON HANSEN ALL-NORTHEAST REGION HON. MENTION
• Finished career ninth on UMass career charts in tackles with 340 career stops, including 199 assisted stops, which ranked tied for fourth all-time at UMass, with Vito Perrone.
• Played his 50th career game at Southern Illinois, tying the UMass all-time record held seven players.
• Tied UMass school record for tackles in a game with 23, including 14 solo vs. Delaware (9/25). Record set by John McKeown in 1986 also vs. Delaware. Also had two sacks.
• In 2007, led in tackles in 2007 with 116 on 45 solo and 71 assists. Had 6.5 TFLs, two fumbles recovered, two forced fumbles and first-career interception.
• Single-season 71 assisted tackles is eighth all-time at UM.
• 8th in CAA in tackles per game with 8.9, 51st in NCAA.
• 10 career 10-tackles games including five in 2007, UMass went 7-3 in those games.
• In 50th and final game made six tackles at #4 Southern Illinois (12/1) in NCAA Quarterfinal.
• In his 49th-career game, had first career interception in NCAA First Round win over Fordham (11/24). Also made six tackles.
• Led UMass for the second week in row with 11 tackles at Hofstra (11/17).
• Led UMass with 10 tackles including one of the team's eight sacks in win over #14 New Hampshire (11/10).
• Made eight stops along with a forced fumble and a TFL at Rhode Island (11/3).
• Seven tackles and 2.0 TFLs at William & Mary (10/27).
• Racked up 11 tackles vs. Northeastern (10/20).
• Led UMass with 14 tackles in 4OT win over Villanova (10/13).
• Tied for game-best nine tackles at Boston College (9/29).
• Made eight tackles at Maine (9/22).
• Nine tackles vs. #23 Towson (9/15). Also had 0.5 TFLs.
• Led UMass with 10 tackles at Colgate (9/8) along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in win.
• Opened year with seven stops vs. Holy Cross (9/1).
COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 77.

As a redshirt junior in 2006: ATLANTIC 10 SECOND-TEAM LINEBACKER ... DON HANSEN ALL-NORTHEAST REGION HONORABLE MENTION ... Started all 15 games at middle linebacker ... Second on team in tackles with 131 (8.7 per game) in return from redshirt season ... Ranked third in A-10 in total tackles and seventh in tackles per game ... Also had 2.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks ... 94 assisted tackles ranks fourth all-time for single-season ... In four NCAA Tourey games has 35 tackles (8.8 per game) ... Had 71 tackles over the last seven games (10.1 per game) ... Had 10 or more tackles three times, all in last seven games ... Led team in tackles in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) with 11 tackles ... Team-high nine tackles at #2 Montana (12/8) ... Seven stops vs. #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinal, including 200th career tackle ... Against Lafayette (11/25) in First Round made eight tackles ... Eight tackles vs. Hofstra (11/18) with a five-yard sack ... Set new season high with 17 tackles vs. #19 Maine (11/11) ... Season-high 11 tackles at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) ... Posted nine tackles at Northeastern (10/28) ... Racked up eight tackles vs. Rhode Island (10/21) ... Tied for team lead with nine tackles at Towson (10/14) ... Had seven tackles including 1.5 sacks for 1.5 TFLs vs. William & Mary (10/7) ... Racked up four tackles vs. Stony Brook (9/23) ... Had 14 total tackles (seven each) in each at Villanova (9/16) and at Navy (9/9) ... In return to action in 2006 opener vs. Colgate (9/2) made nine tackles making a huge presence on defense. Made 100th career tackle in the game.

As a junior in 2005: Took a medical redshirt season, playing in just the first three games of the season ... Underwent off-season knee injury which he recovered from slowly leading to the redshirt year ... Made 11 tackles in those games, four solo, seven assists ... Also had a sack for nine yards ... Last appearance came vs. Albany (9/17), when he made one tackle ... Started at Colgate (9/10), making team-high nine tackles (4 solo) including 1.5 tackles for loss for 11 yards, also had a nine-yard sack ... Had a stop vs. Richmond (9/1) in limited time due to injury.

As a sophomore in 2004: Finished the season third on the team in tackles with 65 (49 solo) ... Also third on team in tackles for loss with 4.5 for 17 yards and tied for second on the team in sacks with 3.5 for 12 yards ... Made only 13 tackles in 2003, mostly on special teams ... Tied UMass school record for tackles in a game with 23, including 14 solo and two sacks vs. Delaware (9/25) - Record set by John McKeown in 1986 also vs. Delaware ... Made 11 tackles, eight solo, vs. Richmond (9/18) ... Had nine tackles, eight solo and a four-yard sack at Boston College (10/2) ... Nine tackles, six solo, vs. Colgate (9/11) ... Started against at Northeastern (11/6) and made three tackles ... Posted four tackles in his second-straight start against Hofstra (11/20) ... Sat out New Hampshire (10/16) and Rhode Island (10/23) with injury ... (minscus knee) ... Made four tackles, two solo and was in on a TFL at James Madison (10/9) before leaving with an injury ... In first collegiate start, had four tackles at Delaware State (9/4).

As a freshman in 2003: A backup outside linebacker for the Minutemen ... Also played on special teams ... Saw action in 10 games ... Totaled 13 tackles, including eight solo stops, and two fumble recoveries ... Recorded three total tackles in the victory over Northeastern (11/1) ... Had two tackles and a fumble recovery in the win over James Madison (9/27) ... Made a pair of tackles in victories over Villanova (10/25), William & Mary (10/11) and New Hampshire (10/4) ... Recovered a fumble in the win over Hofstra (10/18) ... Also had solo tackles against Rhode Island (11/22) and Richmond (11/8).

Before UMass: Played for Coach Malcolm Spence at Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. ... Recorded 62 total tackles during his senior season, to go along with four quarterback sacks and eight pass breakups ... Played in the Dade County-Broward County All-Star Game, and the Broward County North-South All-Star Game.

Personal: Charles B. Walker ... Born January 18, 1985, in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Dennis and Cathy Walker ... Has two brothers, Dennis III, and Brian ... Cousin, David, plays offensive line on the football team at the University of Iowa ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
2003	10/0	8	5	13	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2004	9/7	49	20	69	3.5-12	4.5-17	0-0	0
2005	3/1	4	7	11	1-9	1.5-11	0-0	0
2006	15/15	37	94	131	2.5-14	2.5-14	0-0	1
2007	13/13	45	71	116	1-3	6.5-13	1-11	2
Totals	50/36	143	199	340	8-38	15-58	1-11	3

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 23 vs. Delaware (9/25/04) Tied School Record Sacks: 2 vs. Delaware (9/25/04) Interceptions: 1 vs. Fordham (11/24/07) 10-Tackle Games: 10 (last at Hofstra, 11/17/07), UM 7-3

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