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    Derek Walker
    91 Derek Walker
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Glendale Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    Glenbard East

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 270

    Position:
    DL

    Birthdate:
    09/16/1986

    Experience:
    1-1

    The Walker File

    Plans after graduation
    Either the NFL or if that does not work out then try to go into graphic design

    Person you admire most on the team and why
    David Lindquist because he went from being a walk-on to earning a scholarship and now becoming a starter

    Favorite campus hangout
    My house because that is where I am most relaxed

    Who would play you in a movie about your life
    Derek Luke

    Favorite food
    Pasta

    What's on your ipod
    Pretty much everything from Rap, R&B to even some country

    Why Illinois?
    I chose Illinois because I felt the most at home at this school. The people and the atmosphere just felt right to me

    2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the media and coaches ... Finished his career ranked 10th on the Illinois all-time quarterback sack list with 14.5 ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in fumbles recovered with 0.18 per game ... Averaged 0.50 sacks per game, which ranked eighth in the Big Ten ... Tied a career best with five tackles in the season finale at Northwestern ... Had three tackles against Ohio State ... Tallied three tackles against Western Michigan ... Had four tackles, three solos, to go along with 1.5 QB sacks and a QB hurry against Iowa ... Recovered a fumble and had a solo tackle at Wisconsin ... Had three solo tackles against Indiana, all TFLs ... Also recorded two QB sacks and a QB hurry against the Hoosiers ... Tied his career-high with five tackles and assisted on a QB sack against Minnesota ... Recorded two solo tackles at Michigan ... Had three tackles and a QB sack at Penn State ... Had two solo tackles, including a QB sack, against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Recovered a fumble and recorded a QB hurry against Eastern Illinois ... Intercepted a pass for the first time in his career and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown versus Missouri, also recording two tackles.

    2007: Played in 12 of 13 games, starting eight at defensive end ... Posted two tackles against USC in the Rose Bowl ... Notched a solo tackle - a sack for three yards - and had a PBU at Minnesota ... Recorded a solo tackle and a QB hurry against No. 25 Michigan ... Assisted on four tackles and had 0.5 sacks at Iowa ... Had two solo tackles and a QB hurry against No. 5 Wisconsin ... Notched three tackles - one solo - along with a sack and two QB hurries against No. 21 Penn State ... Had three tackles, all solos, and a TFL at Indiana ... Assisted on a tackle and had a PBU at Syracuse ... Recorded four tackles, including a career high-tying three solos, against Western Illinois ... Assisted on a tackle and recovered a fumble against Missouri.

    2006: Named the team's defensive lineman of the year ... Led team with 5.5 sacks ... Had two tackles and a QB hurry against Purdue ... Recorded a solo tackle and a QB hurry at Northwestern ... Assisted on a tackle and had a QB hurry at both Wisconsin and vs. Ohio State ... Recorded three tackles - including one solo - and had a TFL, a PBU and a career-high three QB hurries at Penn State ... Tied a career high with five tackles - including two solos - to go with two QB hurries and a half-TFL against Ohio ... Assisted on two tackles and recorded a sack for four yards against Indiana ... Recorded a career-best 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 QB sacks to go along with four tackles, two solos, and a PBU at Michigan State ... Recorded two tackles, including a solo, and a QB hurry against Iowa ... Recorded a six-yard sack and a career-best five tackles, including a career-high tying three solos, against Syracuse ... Assisted on two tackles at Rutgers ... Had a sack for a loss of 11 yards against Eastern Illinois, his only tackle.

    2005: Earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News ... Started all 11 games at defensive end, finishing the year with 26 total tackles and six tackles for loss, second-most on the team ... Collected four tackles and a TFL at Iowa and against Penn State ... Had a career-high three solo tackles at California and vs. Penn State ... Posted his first career sack in the season finale against Northwestern ... Had 1.5 tackles for loss in the season opener against Rutgers ... Recorded tackles for loss in seven different games ... Broke up a pass against Rutgers and had three quarterback hurries on the season.

    2004: Redshirted the 2004 season.

    High School: Earned special mention all-state honors by the Champaign News-Gazette ... Named the team's most valuable player in football, track and basketball ... Was an all-conference performer as a senior ... Named all-area for football and basketball by the Arlington Heights Daily Herald ... Registered 125 tackles, 11 sacks, 30 hurries, two forced fumbles and two passes defended in 2003 ... SuperPrep All-Region ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Earned letters in football, basketball and track ... Two-time all-conference selection in the discus ... Named to the all-conference team in basketball ... High school coach was Dennis Lueck.

    Personal: Full given name is Derek Raynal Walker ... Born Sept. 16, 1986, in Chester, Pa. ... Son of Walton and Doreathea Walker ... Majoring in speech communications... Enjoys graphic design... Hobbies include drawing and building models.


    Career Highs:

    Tackles: 5, four times (last time at Northwestern, 11/22/08)
    Solos: 3, eight times (last at Northwestern, 11/22/08)
    TFLs: 3 vs. Indiana, 01/18/08)
    INT: 1 vs. Missouri 8/30/08
    INT Return: 34 vs. Missouri 8/30/08
    INT Touchdown: 1 vs. Missouri 8/30/08
    QB Sacks: 2 vs. Indiana, 10/18/08
    QB Hurries: 3 at Penn State, 10/21/06
    PBU: 1, five times (last time at Minnesota, 11/3/07
    Fumble Recovery: 1, three times (last at Wisconsin, 10/25/08)


    Walker's Statistics:

    Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
    TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2005 15 11 26 6.0 23 1.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2006 12 17 29 8.0 33 5.5 25 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2007 12 10 22 3.5 27 2.5 16 0 1 5 0 0 4 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    2008 19 14 33 7.0 43 6.0 40 0 2 7 1 34 3 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    TOTALS 58 52 110 24.5 126 15.0 87 0 3 12 1 34 21 5 0 0-0 0 0 0 6


    2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
    Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 34 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 2 0 2 1.0 6 1.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 1 2 3 1.0 7 1.0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 1 4 5 0.5 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 3 0 3 3.0 19 2.0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 3 1 4 1.5 7 1.5 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 3 2 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 3 0 3 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 1 2 3 1.0 8 1.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 4 4 0.5 5 0.5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 1 0 1 1.0 3 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 12

    2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 0 1 1.0 11 1.0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 3 2 5 2.0 6 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 2 2 4 2.5 10 1.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 2 2 1.0 4 1.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 2 3 5 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 1 2 3 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Games played: 11

    2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 2 1 3 1.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 1 2 3 0.5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 17, 2005 at California 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 1 1 0.5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 8, 2005 at Indiana 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 22, 2005 PENN STATE 3 1 4 1.0 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 1 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 3 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 12, 2005 at Purdue 2 0 2 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov. 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 1 0 1 1.0 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


    updated 9/9/09

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