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Mike Walker

Mike Walker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Edgewater

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Wide Receiver

Eligibility:
Senior

On Walker: Senior who is coming off season-ending knee surgery ... missed UCF's final two games of the season in 2005 with the knee injury ... one of the top wide receivers in Conference USA ... perhaps the best all-around athlete on the team ... explosive receiver who is a deep threat.

2005: Second-Team All-Conference USA selection on offense ... finished second on the team in receptions (64) and receiving yards (855) ... nine touchdown receptions ... led team in all three categories before missing the final two games due to a knee injury ... ranked among the top 10 in C-USA in receptions per game and receiving yards ... opened the season with a strong performance at South Carolina (Sept. 1) ... career-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (105) vs. the Gamecocks ... hauled in a 13-yard touchdown pass, UCF's lone touchdown ... led UCF with five receptions for 70 yards at USF (Sept. 17) ... seven receptions for 75 yards in the win over Marshall (Sept. 24) ... led team in receptions and yards vs. the Herd ... four receptions for 45 yards at Louisiana-Lafayette (Oct. 1) ... put on a show in the Memphis win (Oct. 8) ... set new career-highs in receiving yards (157) and receptions (10) vs. the Tigers ... second consecutive 100-yard game at Southern Miss (Oct. 15) ... eight receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns ... first two-touchdown game of his career ... three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Tulane win (Oct. 21) ... second career two-touchdown game in the East Carolina win (Oct. 29) ... finished the game with seven receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns - both in the fourth quarter - to seal the win ... Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at ECU ... four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown vs. Houston (Nov. 5) ... the touchdown catch was his eighth of the season, moving Walker into a tie for eighth in UCF single-season history ... four receptions for 71 yards, including a 41-yard catch, in the UAB victory (Nov. 12).

2004: Two-way player who started at cornerback and moved back to wide receiver ... led team with three interceptions ... nine receptions for 191 yards and one touchdown on offense ... made first career start at cornerback at No. 21 Wisconsin (Sept. 4) ... six tackles and a pass breakup vs. the Badgers ... two tackles vs. No. 10 West Virginia ... also forced a fumble and broke up one pass ... excellent game at Penn State (Sept. 18) ... finished with two interceptions and four tackles ... two pass breakups vs. the Nittany Lions ... first UCF player since Asante Samuel in 2002 to pick off two passes in one game ... career-high seven tackles at Buffalo (Oct. 4) ... also one tackle for loss vs. UB ... third interception of the season vs. Northern Illinois (Oct. 9) ... two pass breakups and four tackles vs. the Huskies ... four tackles and a pass breakup in the Akron game (Oct. 16) ... moved back to wide receiver following the Akron game ... one catch for 17 yards at Miami (Oct. 23) ... 70-yard touchdown reception vs. Ohio (Nov. 6) ... longest touchdown reception for UCF since Doug Gabriel's 80-yard touchdown grab at Arizona State in 2002.

2003: Caught 21 passes for 337 yards in 12 games ... averaged 16.0 yards per reception ... played in his first collegiate game at Virginia Tech (Aug. 31) ... caught one pass for 22 yards on a crossing route ... showed why he was such a highly regarded recruit vs. Florida Atlantic ... enjoyed his first 100-yard receiving day of his career with four catches for 104 yards ... caught a 63-yard pass on a deep crossing route and ran for almost 40 yards after the catch ... caught one pass for 14 yards at Kent State (Sept. 27) ... made first career start at Ohio (Oct. 11) ... caught one pass for 14 yards ... hauled in one pass for 24 yards at Akron (Oct. 18) ... two catches for 31 yards vs. Central Michigan (Oct. 25) ... three receptions for 44 yards at West Virginia (Nov. 1), including a 20-yard catch.

High School: Walker graduated from Orlando's Edgewater High School in 2003 ... played for head coach Bill Gierke ... starred on both sides of the ball for Edgewater in his final two seasons and helped his team to a 24-4 record ... defensively, he had 13 interceptions and 77 tackles in his junior and senior seasons ... equally impressive on the offensive side of the ball as he grabbed 40 receptions for 812 yards and 10 scores as a senior ... tallied seven receptions for 138 yards in the Class 6A state championship game ... selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl, where he had five catches for 75 yards ... earned all-district, all-county and All-Central Florida honors ... placed 33rd on the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 and was also selected as a member of Bill Buchalter's "Dandy Dozen." ... Rivals.com rated him as the 27th best receiver in the nation ... also named to the all-state and All-Gridwire teams.

Personal: Walker is a liberal studies major ... son of Michael Sims and Barbara Walker.

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