A tight-end with size and speed, has developed into a threat in the passing game ... shed weight prior to his junior season ... has improved as a blocker ... earned the starting tight-end nod in 2007 fall camp.
2007 (JUNIOR): Was the starter at tight end in all 13 games ... fifth on the team in receptions with 23 ... had 204 yards receiving, including two touchdowns ... grabbed a career-high five passes in the season-opener against Western Carolina, including a 1-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter from quarterback Greg McElroy ... caught four passes for 38 yards in the PetroSun Independence Bowl win over Colorado ... had two catches for 11 yards in the win at Vanderbilt ... had a pair of receptions for 11 yards against Florida State ... posted two receptions for 43 yards in the homecoming win over Houston ... had two catches against No. 3 LSU for 15 yards ... caught two passes for 27 yards at Auburn ... recorded one catch in games against Arkansas, Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games and had his only start of the season in the opener against Hawai'i ... caught two passes for 38 yards with his season-long 22-yard catch in the win over UH ... recorded his first touchdown reception with a 1-yard catch against Arkansas in overtime ... played a total of 312 snaps on the year with five games of 30 or more.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in each game, playing 572 snaps, including a season-high 57 against Southern Miss ... started the first 11 games of the year ... had a season-high three catches for 34 yards against Arkansas ... also hauled in three passes against Ole Miss for 46 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Helped Pike County to its first state title in 14 years en route to Class 3A All-State and All-County honors ... had 67 catches for 1,028 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... also handled placekicking duties for his team ... had 37 catches for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns to earn All-County and All-State honors as a junior ... high school teammate of Vanderbilt quarterback Chris Nickson ... full name is Nick Antwan Walker ... born Nov. 1985.
Nick Walker: Career Statistics
Year G-S No. Yards Avg. TD LP
2005 12-11 9 120 13.3 0 34
2006 13-1 3 39 13.0 1 22
2007 13-13 23 204 15.7 2 27
Total 38-25 35 363 10.4 3 34