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Von Walker
Von  Walker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mill Hall, Pa.

High School:
Central Mountain

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 213

Position:
LB

Experience:
SR

H.S. Coach:
Vinny Kishbaugh


10/03/2015

Defense Leads Penn State Past Army, 20-14

Cabinda registers 14 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the win

08/10/2015

Penn State Football Names Captains for 129th Season

Hackenberg, Lucas, Mangiro, Walker and Zettel selected by coaches and teammates to lead the team

04/28/2015

Nittany Lion Linebacker Von Walker Earns Scholarship

Run-on from Mill Hall, Pennsylvania garners scholarship for junior season

09/27/2014

PSU-Northwestern Postgame Quotes - PSU Head Coach James Franklin

09/27/2014

Penn State Football - Post-game Notes

Vs. Northwestern - Sept. 27, 2014

11/29/2014

Penn State vs. Michigan State (Athletics)

Penn State vs. Michigan State - 11/29/14

11/01/2014

Penn State vs. Maryland - 11/1/14 - Selders

Penn State vs. Maryland - 11/1/14

09/20/2014

Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

09/21/2013

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

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

➤ 2015 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in 12 games with two starts…Made his second career start and first start of the season vs. Buffalo…Tied for fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles, including a team-best six on punt coverage. at Temple (9/5): Made one special teams tackle. Buffalo (9/12): Made his second career start and contributed one tackle. Rutgers (9/19): Recorded one tackle. Army (10/3): Recorded his first-career fumble recovery at the Penn State 43-yard line in the second quarter…Made three tackles…Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)…The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)…The one pass attempt was the fewest by an FBS team in 2015…Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993). Indiana (10/10): Made one tackle. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made one tackle. Michigan (11/21): Recorded one tackle…Blocked a punt in the second quarter, which led to Penn State’s only touchdown of the game…It was the first blocked punt for the Nittany Lions since 2012 when Mike Hull blocked a punt versus Ohio State. vs. Georgia (1/2): Had one tackle.  

 

➤ 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
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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