Noteworthy: Chose Middle Tennessee over Indiana and Clemson.
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.