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Darnell Walker, Jr.
4   Darnell Walker, Jr.

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bolivar, Mo.

High School:
Bolivar

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
RS


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Tulsa -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out last season due to red-shirt status . . . came out of spring drills as a starter at cornerback . . . possesses good feet and coverage ability.

High School --Earned three letters . . . was a two-year letterwinner at Bolivar High School, and lettered his sophomore season at Muskogee (Okla.) High School . . . started all three years as a defensive back, and the last two years at receiver as well . . . helped lead his team to 11-2 records and the state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . totaled 75 tackles and nine interceptions on defense, and caught 43 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns on offense his senior season . . . 13th-ranked Missouri prospect by Rivals.com . . . received a Rivals.com three-star rating . . . earned first-team Class 4A all-state, all-district, all-conference and all-Southwest Missouri honors on defense as a senior . . . also earned all-district, all-conference and all-Southwest Missouri merits on offense his senior season . . . was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Year his senior campaign . . . compiled 34 tackles and seven interceptions his junior season . . . had career stats of 132 tackles, 18 interceptions for 301 return yards and three blocked field goals on defense . . . also had 23 career punt returns for 605 yards and seven TDs, and 18 kickoff returns for 589 yards and four touchdowns . . . on offense, caught 67 passes for 1,280 yards and 12 TDs in his career, while rushing for 245 yards and three touchdowns . . . totaled 23 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore at Muskogee (Okla.) High School . . . his father played at the University of Oklahoma and had an eight-year NFL career . . . high school coach was Lance Roweton.

Personal -- Favorite movie is Money Talks . . . the San Francisco 49ers is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . his favorite NFL player is Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden . . . lists the "speed change" as the toughest thing about moving from high school to a college athlete . . . his favorite book is the Jim Thorpe Biography . . . his mother is D'Elbie Walker . . . his father, Darnell Sr., is the cornerbacks coach at Tulsa and played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and had an eight-year NFL career . . . majoring in arts and sciences . . . born August 22, 1994 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.