DAKOTA WALKER
Defensive End
2005-2006
Mays Landing, NJ
Biography
Walker was one of the big names in USC’s 2004 recruiting class. Among his honors were being named All-State, All-South Jersey and the Atlantic Press Player of the Year in 2004. He played in the New York / New Jersey All-Star Game and the U.S. Army All-America Game. He tied for the team lead in sacks in 2005 while working as a reserve defensive end. Two of his sacks came in the second half against Arkansas. He made the coaches’ Freshman All-SEC team at the end of that season. Walker was tried at both defensive end at outside linebacker in 2006 and had his best game against Wofford when he had five tackles, a tackle for loss and forced a critical fumble – USC led by just seven, with Wofford at the Carolina 10 with 29 seconds left. Walker forced a fumble on Wofford’s fourth down play and teammate Cody Wells recovered to secure the win. Walker transferred to Georgia Southern after 2007 spring practice. He made five starts for GSU in 2007 while recording 30 tackles and six for losses. As a senior he had 55 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks while being named All-Southern Conference.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Oakcrest Mays Landing, NJ

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
2005 Fall 2005 99 DE 6-4 219 Fr 0 0
2006 Spring 2006 99 DE 6-3 226 So
2006 2006 Spring Game 99 DE 6-3 226 So
2006 Fall 2006 99 DE 6-3 230 So 5 1
2007 Spring 2007 55 LB 6-3 237 Jr
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
9/24/05 vs Troy Defensive End 2nd String
11/5/05 vs Arkansas Defensive End 2nd String
Official Pre-Spring 2006 Defensive End Starter
10/7/2006 vs. Kentucky Outside Linebacker 3rd String
2007 Official Pre-Spring Depth Chart WeakSide Linebacker 4th String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
2005 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)
Recruiting Rankings and Honors
SourcePositionRank
Rivals.com New Jersey ALL 24
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
2005 7 6 13 3.5 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
2006 4 2 6 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
Tot 11 8 19 4.5 3.5 0 0 1 1 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
2006-09-23 Florida Atlantic Outside Linebacker
Game Defensive Stats
DateOpponentSOLOASTTKLTFLSKFFFRPBUQBHIPLCDPLRZPLIPP
2006-09-09 Georgia 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2006-09-16 Wofford 3 2 5 1.0 0.0 1 0 0 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-09-24 Troy State 2 10 TRO 35 Carl Meadows sacked for loss of 6 (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-05 Arkansas 3 10 ARK 34 Casey Dick sacked for loss of 10 (Terrell Davis, Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-05 Arkansas 2 5 USC 28 Casey Dick sacked for loss of 11 (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-19 Clemson 1 10 CLM 42 Charlie Whitehurst sacked for loss of 4 (Dakota Walker)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-11-05 Arkansas 4 1 USC 17 Darren McFadden over right guard for loss of 1 (Stanley Doughty, Dakota Walker)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 3 5 USC 47 Andy Strickland rush for loss of 8 (Dakota Walker)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-09-24 Troy State 3 18 TRO 12 Gary Banks, 1-yd pass from Carl Meadows, fumble, forced by (Tremaine Tyler), recovered by (Dakota Walker) at TR 14
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 17 Arliss Beach rush for 5 (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-12 Florida 1 10 FLA 32 Markus Manson rush for 5 (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-19 Clemson 3 10 CLM 44 Charlie Whitehurst rush for 8 (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-11-19 Clemson 1 10 CLM 20 James Davis rush for no gain (Dakota Walker)
2005 2005-12-30 Missouri 3 28 UMO 13 Tony Temple, 11 yds on crossing pass from Brad Smith (Dakota Walker, Orus Lambert)
2005 2005-12-30 Missouri 2 25 USC 27 Tony Temple over right guard for 4 (Dakota Walker, Lance Laury)
2005 2005-12-30 Missouri 3 21 USC 23 Martin Rucker, 19 yds on crossing pass from Brad Smith (Dakota Walker, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-09-09 Georgia 2 6 UGA 45 Thomas Brown rush for 3 (Dakota Walker)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 1 10 WOF 45 Kevious Johnson rush for 2 (Dakota Walker)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 3 9 WOF 32 Dane Romero rush for 11 (Chris Hampton, Dakota Walker)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 1 10 USC 14 Kevious Johnson rush for 1 (Darian Stewart, Dakota Walker)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 4 6 USC 10 Josh Collier rush for loss of 4, fumble, forced by (Dakota Walker), recovered by (Cody Wells), returned 44 yards (Kevious Johnson tackle)