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2006 Football Roster


Erik Walden

Class: r-Jr.
Position: DL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 232 pounds
Previous School: Dublin
Hometown: Dublin, GA

2006: Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Played in all 13 games ... Had a career-best 48 tackles on the season, including a school record 11.5 sacks (ranked 10th nationally) ... Also had three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 14.5 tackles for loss ... Was listed as the starter at left defensive end coming out of spring drills ... Tallied five tackles and a forced fumble in the Blue-White Spring Game ... Was presented the Dr. James E. Walker Junior Academic award at the spring game ... Recorded a sack, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble in 44 snaps against FIU to earn a "winning performance" by the coaching staff ... Had three tackles at Maryland ... Registered four tackles, including two quarterback sacks in 35 plays against Tennessee Tech and earned a "winning performance" ... Collected five tackles in 28 plays at Oklahoma ... Did not record a tackle at North Texas but came back with six stops and a tackle for loss against no. 8 Louisville ... Registered three tackles and a sack at Louisiana-Monroe to earn a "winning performance" ... Had one tackle and a pass breakup in win at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Collected three tackles and a sack in win over FAU ... Became the all-time sacks leader at Middle Tennessee with two against Arkansas State and finished the game with a personal-best seven tackles ... Added three tackles against South Carolina ... Had six tackles including 3.5 tackles for loss and a career-best 2.5 sacks against Troy ... Led the Blue Raiders against Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl with six tackles and two quarterback sacks.

2005: Played in all 11 games, including eight as a starter (five at defensive end and three at linebacker) ... Enjoyed a career-best 33 tackles on the season to go with three sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and a forced fumble ... Collected four tackles in the opener at Alabama, including a quarterback sack, and registered two stops against North Texas ... Had a season-high five stops at home against Akron including four solos ... Registered a tackle for loss in win at Vanderbilt ... Did not record a tackle at FAU ... Had six total tackles and a quarterback sack against ULL ... Came up with four tackles, a quarterback sack, and a pass breakup in win over Arkansas State ... Earned his first career start at linebacker in place of the injured Dennis Burke and responded with six stops ... Had two tackles including one for loss in win at Troy.

2004: Played in 10 games with four starts, registering a team-high six sacks and tying for the lead with 8.5 tackles for loss ... Tallied 25 total stops with one forced fumble ... Made three solo tackles in opener at Akron ... Both stops versus Florida Atlantic were for loss including one sack ... Totaled three tackles, 2.5 for loss, and two sacks against Idaho ... The next week had two more sacks and three total stops versus Utah State ... Made four tackles at New Mexico State ... Tallied a season-high six stops, two for loss, and one sack against Louisiana-Monroe ... Also forced a fumble versus ULM ... Had a pair of stops in season finale at Troy.

2003: Sat out the year due to NCAA academic guidelines.

High School: Earned first team Associated Press all-state honors after guiding Dublin to a 14-1 record and a spot in the state title game in 2002 (lost to Screven Co. and future Blue Raider teammate Sean Mosley) ... Was a Macon Telegraph first team all-Middle Georgia selection while also begin tabbed the Courier-Herald Heart of Georgia Defensive Player of the Year ... Ended his senior year with 97 total tackles and a school record 19 quarterback sacks ... Also tallied 11 tackles for loss, recovered two fumbles, and had one interception ... As a running back, Walden averaged 6.6 yards a carry and scored eight touchdowns while registering 16 receptions for four more scores ... He finished with 837 yards of total offense ... Lettered in football, basketball, and track ... Played football for Coach Roger Holmes.

Personal: Parents: Johnny and Shirley Walden ... Born: 8/21/85 ... Major: Physical Education.



2004 Game-by-Game Stats
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