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Floyd Walker

Running Backs

Floyd Walker, who has been involved with Blue Raider football as a player or coach since 1983, begins his 14th season as a full-time assistant at Middle Tennessee. Walker will coach the running backs for a third straight season after handling the tight ends the previous four years for head coach Andy McCollum.

In 2003, Walker took over the most inexperienced group in the I-A era and produced the league's fifth leading rusher and second leading touchdown scorer.

Walker, who was a player on Blue Raider teams for which McCollum was an assistant coach, arrived on campus at Middle Tennessee in the fall of 1983 as a walk-on. One of the smallest collegiate football players in NCAA history (5-3, 139 pounds), Floyd quickly became a crowd favorite as a darting runner who was willing to play hard-nosed football. Walker averaged nearly four yards per carry despite his lack of size.

After redshirting in 1983, Walker was a part of the 1984 and 1985 teams that made the I-AA playoffs. The '84 club finished 11-3 and advanced to the third round of the playoffs. The '85 team earned a No. 1 national ranking and registered a perfect 11-0 regular season. During Walker's four years, the Blue Raiders went 34-14-0.

A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Walker has worked at four different positions since his start on the coaching staff in 1988. Walker started his career with the running backs before moving to the other side of the ball as outside linebackers coach. Walker then went back to teaching the running backs and later returned to coach the outside linebackers before moving to receivers coach in 1997. Walker handled his fourth position as tight ends coach beginning with the 1999 campaign.

Walker earned his bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee in 1989. He recruits Chattanooga and east Tennessee, northeast Georgia, and Atlanta.

Walker is single.