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#52 Dakota Walker
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 237
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mays Landing, N.J.
High School: Oakcrest
Dakota Walker
Release: 10/03/2007

Rejoined the team prior to fall camp... could challenge for a starting role at defensive end... JUNIOR (2007): Played in 10 games and started five times... season-high 10 tackles against Furman, including one for a loss... six stops, including a 5-yard TFL at Wofford... five tackles, including a key 12-yard sack, at Appalachian State... four tackles at Coastal Carolina... three stops in the win over The Citadel... two tackles against West Georgia, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and South Dakota State... forced a fumble in the Western game and recorded an 8-yard TFL... assisted TFL at Elon... transferred to Georgia Southern in August...AT SOUTH CAROLINA: In 2006 made the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker... played in 11 of 13 games... made his first career start against Florida Atlantic... credited with six tackles, including four solo stops on the season... five of his six tackles came against Wofford... saved that game when, with the Terriers threatening to score from the 10-yard line with just seconds remaining, he batted a pitch into the air that was intercepted... during the 2005 campaign considered redshirting and sat out the first three games before taking off the redshirt in game four against Troy... played in the final nine games logging 13 tackles... despite his limited playing time, still tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks, accounting for 26 lost yards... recovered a fumble and registered his first career sack against Troy in his first collegiate game... figured in on a season-high four stops in the Independence Bowl game against Missouri...HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, N.J. in 2005... a U.S. Army All-American, named to the First Team All-State, All-South Jersey and Cape Atlantic League squads... Atlantic Press Player of the Year... totaled 95 tackles and had eight sacks as a senior ... played in the New York/New Jersey All-Star Game... rated as the 24th-best player in the state of New Jersey by Born February 21, 1988