Charles Walker - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 88


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 203
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school St. Xavier
2016 – Junior
  • Enters senior season having played in 37 career games with one start
  • UK’s primary punt returner, who averaged 7.8 yards per return
  • Earned a scholarship during preseason camp
  • Returned a 65-yard punt vs. New Mexico State for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, marking Kentucky’s first punt return for a touchdown since Randall Cobb accomplished the feat on Sept. 11, 2010 against WKU
  • The 65-yard return was the longest punt return for a touchdown since Randall Cobb had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 24, 2009
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season
2015 – Sophomore
  • Played in all 12 games with one start, finishing with five catches for 61 yards
  • Was a weapon for Kentucky on special teams while fighting his way into the wide receiving rotation
  • Ranked second on the team with six special teams tackles, coming in punt and kickoff coverage
  • Given his first opportunity to return punts, returning three punts for a 7.3-yard average
  • Had a 20-yard catch vs. Auburn
  • Has played in 24 career games with one start
2014 – Freshman
  • Joined the team as a non-scholarship player and earned playing time
  • Success is even more impressive when one considers that he primarily played running back in high school
  • Played in all 12 games
  • Caught a four-yard pass in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Made three tackles on special teams during the season
High School
  • Three-year starter at St. Xavier, a perennial power in the Kentucky 6A ranks
  • Played mostly running back in high school, also a wide receiver and safety
  • Honorable-mention all-state as a junior and senior
  • Rushed for approximately 500 yards as a senior, missing five games because of injury
  • District Player of the Year as a junior after rushing for more than 1,000 yards
  • Coached by Mike Glaser and Will Wolford
  • Played guard for the basketball team and a centerfielder in baseball
  • Honor student who also was a member of the student council
  • Born in Louisville
  • Son of David and Jane Walker
  • Major is finance and marketing
Community Cats

Voluteered at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, bowling and spending time with the kids (2017)
Backpack Program volunteer
Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

Charles Says
  • His nickname is “Chuck”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be an insurance agent
  • His favorite part of game day is the atmosphere at Commonwealth Stadium
  • Most people don’t know that he’s a ping-pong champion
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