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Schedule

FOOTBALL
Aug 31 - FINAL
Delaware State (Delaware Day)
3
Delaware
Delaware
22
FOOTBALL
Sep 9 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
0
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
27
FOOTBALL
Sep 16 - FINAL
Cornell (High School Band Day)
14
Delaware
Delaware
41
FOOTBALL
Sep 30 - 3:30 PM
James Madison (Hall of Fame Weekend)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Oct 7 - 6:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Stony Brook
Stony Brook
FOOTBALL
Oct 14 - 3:30 PM
William & Mary (Parents & Family Weekend/Twirler Day)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Oct 21 - 3:30 PM
Richmond (Homecoming)
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Oct 28 - 4:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Towson
Towson
FOOTBALL
Nov 4 - 2:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Maine
Maine
FOOTBALL
Nov 11 - 3:30 PM
UAlbany
UAlbany
Delaware
Delaware
FOOTBALL
Nov 18 - 1:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Villanova
Villanova
UD Football BIO
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Joe Walker
Player Profile:
Joe Walker 1871875
Position: Quarterback (Captain)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Martin Luther King
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year member of the squad as a redshirt junior quarterback • will serve as team co-captain with Charles Bell, Brody Kern, Troy Reeder, Bilal Nichols, and Kyle Yocum • highly-recruited and decorated athlete who has a strong arm, great potential, and can make big plays • has outstanding speed when he leaves the pocket • heads into preseason as the projected starter under center • has 21 career games under his belt and has started 20 of them • has completed 147 of 317 passes (.464) for 1,559 yards and four touchdowns with 12 interceptions • has also rushed for 811 yards (3.7 avg.) and five touchdowns • needs 189 yards rushing to become just the fifth quarterback in UD history to reach 1,000 yards in a career • needs 441 yards passing to reach 2,000 for his career • hit on 10 of 20 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown in Blue-White Spring Game in May.
   

2016 SEASON
Delaware's starting quarterback for the second straight year as a redshirt sophomore • started all 10 games he played in • did not see action vs. Wake Forest due to an injury but came back the following week vs. James Madison and finished out season as the starter • showed improvement from freshman season and had better numbers in almost every statistical category • completed 77 of 159 passes (.484) for 954 yards and three touchdowns with six interceptions • ranked No. 9 in the Colonial Athletic Association in passing rating (97.5) • was team's fourth leading rusher with 389 yards on 95 carries (4.1 avg.) with two touchdowns • ranked No. 8 in the CAA in total offense (134.3 yards per game) • surpassed 100 yards passing five times • went 11 of 18 for a career-high 182 yards vs. Richmond, 12 of 26 for 134 yards vs. Stony Brook, 8 of 19 for 124 yards vs. James Madison, 9 of 19 for 112 yards vs. William & Mary, and 7 of 14 for 111 yards vs. Villanova • threw touchdown passes vs. Delaware State, Lafayette, and Villanova • rushed for a career-high 109 yards and a touchdown vs. William & Mary (first UD quarterback over 100 yards since Andy Hall vs. Hofstra in 2003) • also ran for 51 yards vs. Maine and 50 yards vs. Lafayette • also scored a touchdowns against Delaware State • hit on 4 of 5 passes for 31 yards in Blue-White Spring Game.

2015 SEASON
After a spirited battle for the starting spot in preseason, opened the regular season as the backup quarterback behind Blake Rankin • played the second half of the opener vs. Jacksonville and took over the top spot in Week 2 • started the final 10 games • struggled with the passing game throughout the year - in part due to an inexperienced receiving corps - but showed outstanding athleticism and future potential as the season went on • completed 70 of 158 passes (44.3 percent) for 605 yards and one touchdown with six interceptions • UD ranked last among all FCS teams with 67.1 passing yards per game (lowest at UD since 1962) • proved to be an exciting runner as he carried 119 times for 422 yards (3.5 avg.) and three touchdowns and was the team's third leading ground-gainer • 422 yards ranked third among all quarterbacks in the CAA in rushing yards and was the most by a UD quarterback since 2003 • top passing efforts came against Villanova (13 of 28 for 94 yards) and Elon (9 of 17 for 77 yards) • threw his only touchdown pass of the season to Tre Brown in win over William & Mary • had five passes go for 28+ yards led by a season-high 41-yarder to tight end Ryley Angeline vs. Lafayette • rushed for 60+ yards in a game four times • ran 13 times for 76 yards vs. Rhode Island, 11 times for 68 yards vs. Lafayette, 13 times for 63 yards vs. William & Mary, and 12 times for 63 yards vs. Elon • had nine runs of 10 or more yards on the year • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Villanova and James Madison • went 6 for 9 for 92 yards passing in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

2014 SEASON
Did not see action during first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • attended classes but did not practice with team during regular season • earned CAA All-Conference honors.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors as a senior quarterback at Martin Luther King High School in 2013 for head coach Ed Dunn • team captain • named first team All-Public League, first team All-City (Philadelphia Daily News), and Most Valuable Player of the Public League AAA Conference • played football at Mastbaum High School for three years for head coach Ernest Diggs before finishing his career playing football for Martin Luther King HS • played in the City vs. Catholic All-Star Game and in the Chesapeake Bowl (all-star game featuring top players in Mid-Atlantic area) in December, 2013 in Virginia Beach • helped turn MLK around as he led the team to a 10-3 record and the Public League title after the team went 1-10 in 2012 - the largest one season turnaround in city history • threw for a Public League record 1,698 yards and rushed for another 800 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013 • completed 229 of 559 passes for 3,795 yards and 48 touchdowns in his high school career, ranking No. 1 in touchdowns and No. 3 in yardage in Public League history • also rushed for 23 career touchdowns • his 71 combined touchdowns are a Public League career record.

PERSONAL
Joseph "Joe" Walker • history major at Delaware • born Jan. 12, 1996 • son of Brian and Ericka Lewis • has two sisters, Jenieva Hanton and Joshlyn • hobbies include basketball, track & field, rock climbing, and cutting hair • has worked at UD Youth Football Camps during the summers.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Rating Comp. Att.
Pct. Yards
TD Int.
Long
2016 10/10 97.5 77 159 .484 954 3 6 50
2015 11/10 71.0 70 158 .443 605 1 6 41
TOTALS 21/20 84.3 147 317 .464 1,559 4 12 50

 

Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
Avg.
TD Long
2016 10/10 95 389 4.1 2 35
2015 11/10 119 422 3.5 3 23
TOTALS 21/20 214 811 3.7 5 35

CAREER HIGHS
Passing Yards: 182 vs. Richmond, 2016
Completions: 13 vs. Villanova, 2015

Rushing Yards: 109 vs. William & Mary, 2016

Delaware Blue Hens