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DeMarcus Walker
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Walker in the 2017 NFL preseason.
No. 57 – Denver Broncos
Position:Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-30) September 30, 1994 (age 25)
Jacksonville, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Sandalwood
(Jacksonville, Florida)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2017–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:11
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

DeMarcus Walker (born September 30, 1994) is an American football defensive end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.

Early yearsEdit

Walker attended Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. He originally committed to the University of Alabama to play college football but changed to Florida State University.[1]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Florida State in 2013, Walker played in 12 games and made three starts. He finished the year with 18 tackles and one sack. As a sophomore in 2014 he played in all 14 games with 11 starts, recording 38 tackles and one sack.[2] As a junior in 2015, Walker started all 13 games, recording 58 tackles and 10.5 sacks.[3][4] During the first game of his senior season in 2016, he recorded 4.5 sacks.[5][6] On October 8, 2016, he sealed FSU's 7th win in a row against in-state rival Miami by blocking Miami's game tying PAT, known now as the "Block at the Rock"! [7]

Professional careerEdit

Walker received an invitation to the NFL Combine, but chose to only perform the bench and produced 18 reps.[8] He participated at Florida State's Pro Day and completed all the combine drills. Walker said he didn't perform them at the combine because he wanted to have more time to get into better shape.[9] He was projected to be a second or third round pick by the majority of draft experts and analysts. Walker was ranked the 10th best defensive end by NFLDraftScout.com, the 15th best defensive end by Sports Illustrated, and ranked the 11th best defensive end in the draft by ESPN.[10][11]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 280 lb33 in10½ in 4.88 s 1.71 s 2.85 s 4.71 s 7.91 s 31½ in 9 ft 7 in 20 reps

The Denver Broncos selected Walker in the second round (51st overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[12] On May 15, 2017, the Broncos signed Walker to a four-year, $5.07 million contract with $2.52 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.83 million.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "No. 3 DE recruit Walker to play LB at Alabama". http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/8300745/no-3-de-recruit-demarcus-walker-chooses-alabama-crimson-tide.
  2. "Florida State Seminoles: End DeMarcus Walker emerging on defense". http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/college-football/demarcus-walker-wants-help-seminoles-improve-pass-rush/Bl184hDXbcRXYLJupWZsjP/.
  3. Deen, Safid. "FSU defensive end DeMarcus Walker ready for extra attention in 2016". http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/florida-state-seminoles/chopping-block/os-fsu-demarcus-walker-attention-20160823-story.html.
  4. "Florida State's DeMarcus Walker invokes Mamba, but created his own mode". http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/129380/florida-states-demarcus-walker-invokes-mamba-but-created-his-own-mode.
  5. "Gene Frenette: FSU's DeMarcus Walker is the pass rusher with personality". http://jacksonville.com/sports/2016-09-15/story/gene-frenette-fsus-demarcus-walker-pass-rusher-personality.
  6. "Florida State DE DeMarcus Walker off to stellar start". http://www.tallahassee.com/story/sports/college/fsu/football/2016/09/06/florida-state-de-demarcus-walker-stellar-start/89936198/.
  7. evenflow58 (October 9, 2016). "The Block at the Rock: The GIF that keeps on giving". http://www.tomahawknation.com/2016/10/9/13219468/florida-state-miami-block-at-the-rock-gif-that-keeps-giving.
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  9. Safid Deen (March 28, 2017). "FSU's DeMarcus Walker puts on a show during pro day outing".
  10. Chris Burke (April 24, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position".
  11. Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking 2017 draft's top 100 players".
  12. DiLalla, Aric (April 28, 2017). "Broncos select DE DeMarcus Walker with second-round pick". https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-select-de-demarcus-walker-with-second-round-pick-18794669.
  13. "Spotrac.com: DeMarcus Walker contract".

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