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DeMarcus Walker
Player Profile:
DeMarcus Walker 1877573
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Sandalwood

2016 All-America Candidate
2016 Bednarik Award, Hendricks Award, Lombardi Award & Nagurski Trophy Candidate

2015 HONORS
All-ACC Second Team (Media)
All-ACC Third Team (Coaches)

2015: Put together his finest season as a Seminole after starting all 13 games at defensive end…established single-season career-highs for tackles (58), TFL (15.5), sacks (10.5), pass breakups (5) and forced fumbles (4)...registered his first career interception at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and closed out the regular season blocking his first career kick on a fourth quarter field goal attempt by the Gators in Gainesville…earned All-ACC second team honors from the media and third team accolades from the coaches as a junior…his 10.5 sacks were the most for an FSU player since 2012 and tied for fifth in the ACC...his 15.5 TFLs tied for the eighth most in the league, while his four forced fumbles tied for the conference lead...finished his junior campaign on a high note posting 22 tackles in his last two games including a career-high 13 against Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl…in FSU’s 27-2 victory at Florida, tallied a then career-high nine tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 2.5 sacks, while forcing a fumble and blocking a kick…the blocked kick was the first by a Seminole since 2010…was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice in 2015 after pacing the Seminoles to victories over Miami and Florida…dating back to his sophomore season has made 20 consecutive starts – the longest active streak by a Seminole entering 2016…four-time game captain (Boston College, Georgia Tech, NC State and Houston)…was named the team’s Defensive MVP, along with Jalen Ramsey, at the end of the year banquet and one of four permanent captains in 2015...named Defensive MVP and Hinesman Team MVP along with fellow defensive teammate Derwin James following the 2016 spring season.

2014: Sophomore defensive end who made great strides from his first to his second year…played in all 14 games and made 11 starts, including the final seven games...boasted 38 tackles on the year, including 27 solo stops...had the second-most tackles of any Seminole defensive lineman…his six tackles for loss ranked fifth on the team...career-best six tackles, including one TFL, came in home finale against Florida...had five solo tackles in win at Miami…opened season with four stops versus Oklahoma State…had a tackle for loss in three straight games (The Citadel, Clemson and NC State)…registered three solo tackles, one TFL and a forced fumble versus The Citadel…had five tackles, including one TFL, against Clemson…totaled four stops with a TFL at NC State…made three tackles against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game…finished with two tackles versus Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

2013: Started three games (Pitt, BCU and BC) and played in 12 as a true freshman defensive end...made his first career start at Pitt on Sept. 2...had three stops against Bethune-Cookman...set a new career high with four tackles against NC State...posted three tackles against Syracuse...recorded two tackles, both for a loss and included a sack (both career highs), against Idaho…finished rookie campaign with 18 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack, and also totaled three quarterback hurries.

PERSONAL: Consensus four-star recruit in the 2013 recruiting class who was committed to Alabama before enrolling at Florida State in the spring of 2013...US Army All-American...invited to “The Opening” on the Nike campus...247Sports 38th-ranked player in the nation...member of the ESPN 150 (No. 40)...Rivals 100 member (No. 57)...PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team (No. 38)...ranked as one of the top five defensive tackle prospects in the nation by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports...Scout.com listed Walker as the No. 7 defensive tackle in the 2013 class and PrepStar had him one spot higher at No. 6...listed as the sixth-best player in Florida by Rivals, the eight-best by 247Sports and the 11th-best by ESPN...Florida Times-Union Super 11 and Super 24 selection...Second-Team AP All-State in 2012...named AP All-State First Team in 2011 and First Team All-Area by the Florida Times-Union after registering 14 sacks and 24 TFL as a junior...had a vertical of 31 inches and a 40 time of 5.04 according to Rivals...chose FSU over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Miami and USC among others...born September 30, 1994...majoring in social science.

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