Marcus Walker - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 16


  • height 6-1
  • Weight 212
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Lake Wales, Fla.
  • High school Lake Wales
2017 -Sophomore
  • Saw action in 12 of 13 games, totaling five tackles
  • Had a season-high two tackles in the win over Vanderbilt
2016 – r-Freshman
  • Saw action in nine games, totaling 12 tackles
  • Charted a career-high seven tackles in the win over Austin Peay
2015 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • A four-star recruit by ESPN that ranks him the 214th-best prospect in their Top 300
  • ESPN ranks him the 39th-best player in the talent-rich state of Florida and the 15th-best safety in the class of 2015
  • A Bright House Sports Network Top 20 football player in the Tampa Bay area at No. 17
  • Missed some of his senior season with an injury but returned and helped Lake Wales to the regional quarterfinals
  • Had six interceptions his junior and sophomore seasons
  • Saw a lot of time as a kick returner and did well with nearly 600 all-purpose yards his junior season
  • Named second-team all-state by Herald-Tribune
  • Four-year starter who saw time at wide receiver in addition to free safety
  • Coached by Tavaris Johnson
  • Played basketball four years
  • Competed in the 200-meter dash for the track and field team
  • Studied in the international baccalaureate program
  • Member of the principal’s council
  • Picked Kentucky after offers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan State, Florida, Ole Miss, UCLA, Mississippi State and many others
  • Born in Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Son of Marcus Walker Sr. and Lashelia Nelson
  • Major is communications
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015) … Volunteered at Indian Summer Camp (2015)
Marcus Says
  • Nickname is “Pooh”
  • He chose Kentucky for the opportunity and he believes in Coach Stoops
  • One word to describe him on the field is “playmaker”
  • Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to coach
  • His favorite part of game day is the Cat Walk because the fan support is huge
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