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Benji Walker

Jr., Quarterback, 6-4, 216

Brentwood, Tennessee
Brentwood Academy

Prospects
Walker enters the season battling Jay Cutler for the Commodores’ starting quarterback role. The ‘Dores new two-back set seems cast to Walker’s dual-threat abilities to create off the option or break a big play through the air. Walker has the speed and mobility to create and improvise.

2001
Saw action in four games as VU’s second QB... Ignited Commodores’ only offense vs. Florida, finishing off two scoring drives with TD runs... Completed two of six passes for 48 yards.

2000
Played against Duke as redshirt freshman, carrying once for 14 yards and attempting one pass.

1999
Redshirted.

High School
Two-year captain... Two-year starter at QB and DB... Four-year letterman... Named Division II AA “Mr. Football” as senior... Named PrepStar All-American, two-time Associated Press first team All-State, and All-Midstate by the Tennessean... In a four-year varsity career, he completed 65% of passes, amassing more over 4,000 yards and 35 TDs... Also compiled more than 1,500 yards rushing... Team went 48-4, winning two state titles... Threw winning TD pass as captain in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game... Three-year basketball starter, four-year baseball starter at shortstop... Two-time All-Midstate pick in basketball... Once captured slam dunk contest during a summer camp... Selected first team All-State in baseball as junior and senior, breaking school records for career HRs (22); single-season HRs (10) and single-season RBIs (50).. Helped team to state title as sophomore... Member of National Honor Society.

Academics
Walker expects to graduate this May with degree in economics and Human and Organizational Development. Two-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Personal
Son of Stephen and Susan Walker... Born July 26, 1980... “B-Dub”... Dad works in insurance, mom is a medical technologist... Prep classmates include several Divison I starters: Vol center Scott Wells, Ole Miss LB Ian Bass, MTSU OL Josh Willoughby and Jerry Vanderpool, and Auburn’s Taylor Bourgeois and Jake Slaughter... Has tutored children in Backfield in Motion program and visited young patients in Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital... Enjoys hitting golf balls at the driving range, watching movies and fine dining.


 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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