#1 Deion Walker
CAREER: Speedy and athletic wide receiver played in five games during sophomore season … did not see any action as a freshman or junior … recorded one reception for 15 yards for Irish in 2009 … adds tremendous depth to wide receiver position and will compete for playing time this spring.
2010 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action in 2010.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in five games at wide receiver for Irish (Nevada, Purdue, Washington, USC, Washington State) … hauled in only reception against Nevada for 15 yards … catch against Wolf Pack represented his first reception in Notre Dame uniform … earned 10:19 of playing time as reserve wide receiver and made one special-teams appearance.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action during freshman campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando … considered the 22nd-best player in the nation and the third-best wide receiver prospect in the country by Sports Illustrated/TAKKLE.com … rated the 76th-best player by Tom Lemming and CSTV and the 14th-best wide receiver … touted by SuperPrep as the seventh-best wide receiver in the nation and the third-best player in Virginia … ranked the 58th-best prospect by Scout.com as well as the 11th- best wide receiver in the nation and the second-best player in Virginia by the internet recruiting website … Rivals.com listed him as the seventh-best player in Virginia and 25th-best wide receiver in the country … posted 15 catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns in [apos]07 at Christchurch High School despite injury hampering senior campaign … named first-team all-state and first-team all-conference following junior season … as a junior, helped lead the Fighting Seahorses to a 7-2 record and appearance in the VISFA division II state championship game where they lost to Saint Anne[apos]s Belfield School … in the 2006 state semifinal, helped Christchurch snap Liberty Christian Academy[apos]s 34-game winning streak as he caught three passes for 130 yards and one touchdown while intercepting three passes to preserve the 10-7 victory … totaled 733 yards on 50 receptions with seven touchdowns as a junior … attended the Asheville (N.C.) School as a sophomore and played quarterback … passed for 1,800 yards as a sophomore … played for coach Ed Homer at Christchurch … named after former NFL player Deion Sanders … his father Art was the offensive coordinator on the football team at Christchurch … became just the second student in the last 16 years to receive a scholarship to a Football Bowl Subdivision university (J[apos]Courtney Williams, University of Virginia, 2007) … also played basketball for the Fighting Seahorses … as a junior, the basketball team was Virginia Prep League regular season runner-up but won the Prep League Tournament and made it to the state semifinals … named to the Virginia Prep League Tournament all-tournament team as a junior … also competed in track and field and was two-time state champion while living in North Carolina in the triple jump … set the school record at Asheville School in the triple jump with a mark of 46[apos] 2 1/2′ notable alumni of the college prep boarding school Walker attended include two Pulitizer Prize-winning authors (William Styron and Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr.) and the attorney general of Virginia … born Feb. 26, 1989 … son of Arthur and Bethany Walker … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management -consulting major.
D. Walker[apos]s Career Statistics
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