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Now in third season at UAB, Walton received a medical redshirt in 2010 after injury followed early season action ... expected to contend for playing time on defensive line as he heads into 2011 season ... listed as a co-No. 1 at defensive end coming out of spring practice.
2011: Played in 10 games during season ... registered 12 tackles (6 solos, 6 assists) ... recorded a pair of tackles for loss (vs. Tulane and at Tulsa) ... had a season-high four tackles in contest at Marshall ... forced one fumble at Tulsa ... also had a quarterback hurry in contest at East Carolina ... was named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010: Saw early action before injury sidelined him for remainder of season ...did not record any statistics.
High School: Attended Grady High School in Atlanta ... recorded 46 tackles and had 12 sacks as a senior ... helped lead Grady to 11-2 record and second round of Class 5A state playoffs ... named to Atlanta Public City School All-City First Team.
Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1992 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Val and Coaltrell Walton ... major is communication studies.