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Now in fifth season at UAB, Walton received a medical redshirt in 2010 after injury followed early season action ... has been solid contributor throughout career ... expected to contend for starting position on defensive line as he heads into 2014 season.
2013: Saw action in eight games last season, starting four (LSU, Northwestern State, Vanderbilt and FIU) ... finished season with 12 tackles ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss ... recorded season-high four tackles in opener vs. Troy and also against Florida Atlantic ... registered a tackle for loss vs. Troy, Florida Atlantic and FIU ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012: Played in all 12 games, starting nine contests, during the season ... finished the season with 21 tackles, including 12 solo hits ... tied for second on the team in tackles for loss with 7.5 (-18 yards) ... also had 1.5 sacks (-9 yards) ... had one fumble recovery during season (at Houston) ... registered a season-high five tackles in win at Southern Miss ... also had three tackles in season opener vs. Troy and in road contest at Houston ... had a pair of tackles for loss for Southern Miss and Memphis ... had sacks vs. Ohio State and Southern Miss.
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 Mass communications.