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Joe Walker
Player Profile:
Joe Walker 1871875
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Martin Luther King
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Fifth-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior quarterback.
   

2017 SEASON
After winning the starting quarterback job in the offseason he started the first five games of the season at quarterback before taking on the backup role behind J.P. Caruso where he spent the next five games before coming back and starting the final game of the season vs. Villanova • completed 51 of his 93 passes (.548) for 614 yards and four touchdowns and four interceptions • surpassed 100 yards passing three times with his season high (202 yards) coming vs. Cornell • was the team's third leading rusher with 79 carries for a total of 276 yards (3.5 avg) • reeled in six catches for 152 yards • Voted the Blue Hen Touchdown Club's Offensive Player of The Week for his versatile performance vs. Maine • he had nine carries for 55 yards,  two receptions for 68 yards, and one completed pass for 42 yards • recorded 428 all purpose yards over the course of the season which was good for fifth on the team. 

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
2017 11/6 51 93 .548 614 4 4 42
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 32/26 84.3 198 410 .491 2,173 8 16 50

 

Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
Avg.
TD Long
2017 11/6 79 276 3.5 0 22
2016 10/10 95 389 4.1 2 35
2015 11/10 119 422 3.5 3 23
TOTALS 32/26 293 1,087 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