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#11 Steve Walker
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Lockport, Ill.
High School: Lockport Township HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Steve Walker
Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/21/2007

* 2006 Finalist for The Sports Network’s Walter Payton Award

* 2006 Great West Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year

* 2006 All-GWFC first team

* 2006 Football Gazette FCS All-Northwest Region third team

* Three-time 2006 GWFC Offensive Player of the Week

* 2005 All-GWFC second  team (media)

* 2004 GWFC Rookie of the Year (media)

* 2004 GWFC Co-Offensive Player of the Week

 

Extremely poised student-athlete and cool under pressure ... Tremendous work ethic allowed him to recover from a disappointing knee injury suffered in the 2005 season finale ... Efficient in the West Coast offense as NDSU converted 53.8 percent of its third down conversions ... The Sports Network ranked Walker No. 7 among Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly I-AA) quarterbacks entering the 2007 season ...  ... Confident leader, tremendous competitor ... Improved record to 20-5 as a starter in 33 games played in career ... Strong and accurate arm ... Fearless in and out of the pocket ... Finds a way to get the job done ... 2006 SEASON (JUNIOR): Selected the Great West Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading NDSU to a 10-1 record, 4-0 league championship run and near upset of the Big Ten’s University of Minnesota at the Metrodome ... Named to the All-GWFC first team by coaches and media ... Three-time GWFC Offensive Player of the Week ... Named to the Football Gazette FCS All-Northwest Region third team ... Completed 185 of 288 passes for 2,220 yards and 16 TDs ... The passing yardage was a NDSU single-season record ... Threw only four interceptions ... Led  the Bison to a pair of come from behind wins ... Rallied NDSU in the fourth quarter for a 29-24 win over Ball State on Sept. 23 ... Walker set school single-game records with 29 completions and 451 yards against the Cardinals and tied the pass attempts mark of 46 ... Had four games with 200+ passing yards during season and has eight in career ... Also helped to rally Bison from 24-0 deficit at UC Davis during conference championship run ... Connected with John Majeski with four seconds left on a game-winning 10-yard TD pass ... In the NDSU record books, Walker will add to the career pass attempts (593), completions (369) and TD passes (40) marks set in 2006 ... In line to become program’s all-time passing yardage leader ... Enters season with 4,706 yards and needs 64 yards to pass Kevin Feeney (4,769 yards/1995-98) ... No. 5 all-time in total offense (714 plays, 4,794 yards) at NDSU ... In the NCAA statistics, Walker would have been No. 18 in pass efficiency, No. 20 in passing yards, No. 22 in completions and No. 25 in passing yards per game ... In the final league statistics, Walker was No. 1 in pass efficiency, No. 2 in passing and No. 3 in total offense ... Ranked No. 17 in The Sports Network’s preseason look at I-AA quarterbacks ... 2005 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started in all 11 games ... Completed 136 of 245 passes for 1,781 yards, 14 TDs and seven interceptions ... Improved record to 10-4 as a starter ... Named to the 2005 All-Great West Football Conference second team by the media ... Charted season-highs in completions (22), attempts (42) and yards (292) in losing effort against UC Davis (10-22-05) ... Passed for over 200 yards in three games ... Matched career best with three TD passes at Northwestern State (9-10-05) and against Arkansas-Monticello (9-1-05) ... In the final league stats, ranked No. 2 in pass effiency, and No. 3 in passing and total offense ... 2004 SEASON (FRESHMAN):  Took over the starting duties in game nine and led the Bison to three straight wins, including a pair against nationally-ranked ballclubs ... The Sports Network listed Walker as a quarterback in "Five Ready for a Breakthrough", showing the potential to make a major name for themselves in 2005 ... Preseason All-Great West Football Conference second teamNamed the GWFC Rookie of the Year and honorable mention all-conference by vote of the media ...  Played in all 11 games, completing 47-of-60 passes for 705 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions ... His completion percentage of .783 broke the single-season record of .680 (34-50) set previously by Harlon Hill Trophy winner and All-American Chris Simdorn in 1988 ... Impressive relief appearance at Northern Colorado (9-4-04), completing 10-of-10 passes for 112 yards ... Scored on a seven-yard TD run during the fourth quarter rally ... Broke NDSU single-game record for completion percentage in a game set twice previously by Simdorn ... In game action against Valparaiso, UNC and Montana Tech, Walker completed 16 straight passes to break the NDSU record for consecutive passes completed ... Started in the last three games including the 30-17 win over nationally-ranked Northwestern State (10-30-04) ... Completed 8-of-11 passes for 131 yards and a pair of TDs ... Also on the receiving end of a 19-yard scoring strike from Nick Jackson ... Earned GWFC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading NDSU to 25-7 win over nationally-ranked UC Davis (11-13-04) ... Completed 15-of-20 passes for 227 yards and three TDs ... Finished the three-game stretch hitting 31-of-43 passes overall for 399 yards and seven touchdowns ... Served as the holder on PATs and field goals ... 2003 SEASON (REDSHIRT): Sat out as a redshirt in the Bison program ... HIGH SCHOOL:  First team all-conference, all-area and all-state for Lockport Township High and coach Bret Kooi ... Illinois Offensive Player of the Year and Powerbar National Player of the Week ... WGN Radio Player of the Month ... All-time area Passing leader and third all-time on the Illinois prep passing charts ... Completed 268 of 462 passes (58 percent) for 3,986 yards and 34 TDs as a senior, guiding Lockport to a state championship ... Combined for 5,986 yards passing and 53 TDs over his final two seasons ... Also competed in baseball ... PERSONAL:  Born Dec. 17, 1984 ... Majoring in business administration with a minor in human resources management ... Completed internship with Gate City Bank in Fargo during the summer ... Lists movies, video games and frisbee golf among his hobbies ... Family includes an older sister, Christina, and a younger sister, Dianna ... Son of Robert and Linda Walker.

 

Walker’s Career Bests

Completions: 29 at Ball State, 9-23-06

Attempts: 46 at Ball State, 9-23-06

Passing Yards: 451 at Ball State, 9-23-06

Long Pass: 63 yards vs. South Dakota State, 11-12-05

Passing TDs: 3 five times vs. Cal Poly, 11-11-06; at Ball State, 9-23-06; at Northwestern State, 9-10-05; vs. Arkansas-Monticello, 9-2-05; at UC Davis, 11-13-04

Games 200+ Yards Passing: 8 (4 in 2006, 3 in 2005, 1 in 2004)

Rushing Attempts: 9 vs. UC Davis, 10-22-05; 9 at Cal Poly, 10-8-05

Rushing Yards: 33 vs. South Dakota State, 11-12-05

Long Rush: 21 at Southern Utah, 10-29-05

Long Pass Reception: 19 vs. Northwestern State, 10-30-04

Receiving TDs: 1 vs. Northwestern State, 10-30-04

Rushing TDs: 1 three times at Georgia Southern, 10-7-06; vs. Northern Colorado, 11-5-05; vs. Northern Colorado, 9-4-04

 

 

RUSHING       G       Att        Yds       TD      Lg       Avg/C          Avg/G

2004              11       21         -17         1        10         -0.8              -1.5

2005              11       57          53         1        21          0.9               4.8             

2006              11       43          52         1        20          1.2               4.7

TOTALS  33  121    88     3    21      0.7        2.7

 

PASSING        G       Att    Cmp   Int      Yds      TD      Lg     Pct      Avg/P     Avg/G       Effic   

2004              11       60      47      0       705      10      53    78.3      11.8        64.1       232.0

2005              11      245    137     7      1781     14      63    55.5       7.3        161.9     129.72

2006              11      288    185     4      2220     16      48    64.2       7.9        201.8      144.5  

TOTALS  33  593 368 11 4706 40   63 62.1  7.9   142.6  147.3

 

TOTAL OFFENSE    G         Rush         Pass           Total          Avg/G

2004                        11         -17           705             688            62.5

2005                        11          53           1781           1834        166.7

2006                        11          52           2220           2272         206.5

TOTALS        33     88      4706     4794  145.3

 

ALL PURPOSE        G      Rush     Rec       PR       KR            IR      Total       Avg/G

2004                      11       -17        19         0          0              0          2             0.2

2005                      11        53          0          0          0             0         53            4.8

2006                      11        52          0          0          0             0         52            4.7

TOTALS       33   88     19     0      0        0    107      3.2

 

SCORING                G        TD      Rush    Pass     Retn         PAT     2PAT          FG      Total    Avg/G

2004                      11         2           1          1          0              0          0              0          12      1.1

2005                      11         1           1          0          0              0          0              0           6       0.5

2006                      11         1           1          0          0              0          0              0           6       0.5                  

TOTALS       33     4       3     1      0         0      0         0     24   0.7

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