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Von Walker
Von  Walker


Mill Hall, Pa.

High School:
Central Mountain

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219



H.S. Coach:
Vinny Kishbaugh



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Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

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Football vs. Kent State (9/21/13)

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  • Walker joined the program in 2013 as a walk-on and each time he steps on the field — be it practice or game day — he gives every ounce of energy that he has, which is why head coach James Franklin added his name to the list of scholarship players on April 28, 2015.
  • He began his career at running back, moved to safety during the 2013 season and transitioned to linebacker during spring practice in 2014.
  • He grew up just 35 miles from Beaver Stadium, in Mill Hall, Pa., and quickly emerged as a contributor during his freshman season due to his hard-nosed, maximum effort style of play.
  • After seeing action in 11 games during his true freshman campaign, Walker appeared in 12 games last season and made his first career start against Northwestern.
  • Walker likely will battle with Brandon Bell for time at the strong side linebacker post, in addition to seeing extensive time on special teams.
  • He is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
    Awards: Was selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 12 games…Made his first career start against Northwestern at linebacker…Moved from running back to linebacker during 2014 spring practice…Recorded 12 tackles (five solo) and registered one tackle for loss…Was a major contributor on special teams…Ranked third on the team with five special teams tackles, including four on kickoff coverage. Akron (9/6): Made one tackle…Added one kickoff return for 35 yards to open the second half. UMass (9/20): Tallied a career-high three tackles…Notched his first career tackle for loss, a combined stop with Malik Golden in the third quarter. Northwestern (9/27): Earned his first career start…Tied his career-high with three tackles. Ohio State (10/25): Made a stop on punt coverage. Maryland (11/1): Made one stop. Temple (11/15): Added two special teams stops. At Illinois (11/22): Logged one tackle on a kickoff return.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Appeared in 11 games…An all-purpose player, seeing time on offense, defense and special teams…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Began the season at running back, but shifted to safety mid-season…Had seven rushing attempts for 18 yards…Returned six kickoffs for 99 yards, including a long of 23…Returned four punts for 19 yards…Made four tackles (three solo)…Saw action on all four kickoff and punting units. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium…Logged one stop on a punt return. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Had three carries for 8 yards…Returned one punt for a season-long 22 yards…Added one tackle on special teams. UCF (9/14): Returned three kickoffs for 56 yards, including a long of 23 yards. Kent State (9/21): Added four carries for 10 yards…Returned one kickoff for 15 yards. Michigan (10/12): Logged one kickoff return for 14 yards. Purdue (11/16): Contributed one tackle. At Wisconsin (11/30): Made one tackle.

    ➤ High School
    A four-year letterman as a dual-threat quarterback and defensive back for head coach Vinny Kishbaugh at Central Mountain High School…Ended his career owning 14 school records, including points in a game (32) and points in a season (118)…Named to the 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class AAAA all-state team…Recorded 179 tackles, nine sacks and three interceptions in his career…Compiled more than 3,600 rushing yards and threw for over 1,600 yards in his career, playing quarterback his junior and senior seasons…Rushed for over 1,500 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards with 10 touchdown passes as a senior…Logged 900 yards rushing and 600 yards passing as a junior…Rushed for 700 yards as a sophomore…Also lettered all four years in basketball and three times in baseball…Garnered all-state honors as an outfielder during his senior campaign.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Von Timothy Walker…Son of Timothy Walker and Angela Harding…Has two brothers, Gavyn and Hayden…Stepmother, Ashley Walker, attended Penn State…Enjoys fishing…Plans on majoring in communications…Born December 7, 1994 in Lock Haven, Pa.

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