At 5’10”, 225 lbs, Walker really packs a punch when he takes the field as a running back.
This weekend, he is hoping that the Vikings see that skill and effort and choose to give him an opportunity as a free agent.
As a junior at St. Cloud State in 2012, Walker was named First Team All-NSIC North. He rushed 151 times for 748 yards (including five games with 100+ yards). On October 13 of that year, Walker ran for 166 yards and three TDs.
Last season, Walker rushed for 860 yards and 20 touchdowns. On the receiving end, he also caught 23 passes for 223 yards and four touchdowns.
Walker participated in Pro Day at the University of Minnesota on March 3, and he slated a noteworthy 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. Walker said he unfortunately tweaked a hamstring during the 40, so the remaining day’s events were affected by the minor injury. Walker is hoping he can accurately reflect his abilities during this second chance at mini camp.
The Vikings have already acquired a couple new RBs in Jerick McKinnon and Dominique Williams, so Walker will certainly have his work cut out for him.
“There’s going to be a lot of competition and I’m going to enjoy that,” Walker said in an earlier interview. “I’m going to give it 100 percent. I’m ready to go. It’s hard to get recognized coming from a small school. It’s nice that they’re taking this chance.”