Honors: 2013 – Named Second Team All-C-USA … 2012 – Named Honorable Mention All-SBC … Voted Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele … Named Most Improved Strength Training Offensive Lineman at the conclusion of spring drills … 2011 – Earned the most improved strength training award for offensive linemen following spring drills.
2013: Voted as a permanent team captain … Started all 13 games … Ended career with 25 straight starts … Ranked second on the team with 980 snaps played … Played 70 or more snaps nine times, including a season-high 107 against Marshall … Was part of a line that produced five different 100-yard rushers and seven games of 200 or more yards on the ground.
2012: Started all 12 games … Collected 78 knockdowns and did not allow a sack all season … Part of a line that ranked second nationally in fewest sacks allowed and paved the way for three different 100-yard rushers … Led all offensive linemen with 885 total snaps and had 70 or more nine times … Played 91 snaps in win at FIU and 83 at USA … Had 79 snaps at Memphis, 77 vs North Texas and 75 against McNeese … Played all 70 snaps at WKU and six more on special teams … Was in on all 71 snaps in win over Troy.
2011: Played in 11 games and had eight starts … Had 719 total snaps to rank third among offensive linemen and earned 13 winning grades from the coaches … Collected 40 knockdowns and did not allow a sack … Started at guard against Purdue and played 86 snaps while collecting six knockdowns … Had 58 snaps vs GT and six knockdowns … Played all 92 snaps at Troy and six more on special teams … Was in on all 78 offensive snaps in win over Memphis and had 87 vs WKU (94 total) … Missed the UL game due to an ankle injury … Came back against Tennessee and saw action in 17 snaps … Had 81 snaps at ULM and 83 versus ASU.
2010: Played in all 13 games and earned one start ... Also plays on the field goal and PAT teams ... Had 200 total snaps ... Earned seven winning grades from the coaches ... Started against North Texas and played 21 snaps ... Played a season-high 38 snaps in win over FAU ... Played 20 or more snaps five times.
2009: Took a redshirt year.
High School: A two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named to the Tennessean's 2008 Dream Team and the Best of Preps ... Three-year starter at Rhea County ... Graded out at 90 percent with 41 pancakes his senior year in helping lead team to 10-3 record ... Versatile lineman who also played some snaps at tackle ... Played for Coach Jason Fitzgerald.
Full Name: Joshua Kyle Walker ... Parents: Jerry and Robin Walker ... Born: 6/2/91 ... Major: Liberal Studies (earned degree May 2013.