Jo Jo Walker
Jo Jo Walker

Player Profile

Carrollton, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 169

Wide Receiver


On Walker: Speedy receiver who will get a shot to play outside and in the slot this season ... one of the quickest players on the team ... has the stop/start ability that few players possess ... leading candidate to return kicks and punts ... has good hands and has shown the ability to catch the ball over the middle ... is surprisingly physical and runs well after the catch ... had a great spring ... an Iron Terp with a 35-inch vertical jump, 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash and a 315-pound bench.

2004 (Junior): Played in 10 games, starting three and missing one due to injury (concussion) ... finished the season fifth on the team in receiving with 14 catches for 139 yards and a TD ... also rushed four times for 46 yards and returned 11 kicks for 203 yards (18.5 avg.) ... (at UVa) ... gained a career-high 112 yards on four kickoff returns while making one reception for 19 yards ... returned the opening kickoff for a career-long 39 yards after finding a seam up the middle ... returned a kickoff for 26 yards after speeding up the left sideline in the second quarter ... (vs. FSU) ... caught four passes for 36 yards and ran twice for 42 yards ... took a reverse up the left sideline for a 35-yard gain in the second quarter ... (at Duke) ... caught two passes for a season-high 38 yards ... took a fourth-quarter pass from Joel Statham 37 yards up the left sideline to move the Terps into Duke territory ... (vs. TU) ... had one reception for 12 yards and a touchdown, while carrying the ball once for six yards ... touchdown was a leaping grab in the first quarter and was the Terps' first receiving TD of the season.

2003 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games ... third on the team with 23 receptions for 324 yards and three touchdowns ... also had four carries four 11 yards, returned six kicks for 135 yards and nine punts for 122 yards ... (Gator Bowl vs. WVU) ... had three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown ... TD was a 14-yard effort and the final score of the day ... (at NCSU) ... finished with a career-high six receptions totaling 57 yards and one touchdown ... touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter and pulled the Terps within a touchdown ... (vs. UNC) ... recorded a career-high 99 receiving yards on three catches ... scored his first career touchdown in the second quarter on a 67-yard reception that came on a slant pass from Scott McBrien ... reception was the longest of his career ... (vs. Duke) ... lone reception of the game came on a 23-yard crossing route in the fourth quarter ... (vs. WVU) ... had a then career-long 24-yard reception, showing his speed on a crossing route in the middle of the field during the second quarter ... finished with two receptions for 33 yards ... (vs. The Citadel) ... returned three punts for a career-high 69 yards ... his longest punt return of the season came in the first quarter, as he evaded several Bulldog defenders to gain 36 yards ... finished with two receptions ... (at FSU) ... led the Terps in receptions with four as well as receiving yards with 41 ... his four receptions and 41 receiving yards are both career-highs ... his longest reception of the night (22 yards) came in the first quarter on a play-action pass from Scott McBrien ... (at NIU) ... returned six punts for 53 yards in his first game as the Terps' return man ... longest punt return of the night was 16 yards ... had four kick returns for 97 yards.

2002 (Freshman): Saw action in 10 games ... had four receptions for 55 yards ... also rushed three times for 17 yards ... (Peach Bowl vs. UT) ... had two receptions for 27 yards ... had nice runs after both catches ... (vs. GT) ... had one reception for a season-long 22 yards ... (vs. EMU) ... had a 28-yard kickoff return in the second half ... had first career carry for three yards ... (vs. Akron) ... made first career reception for six yards ... (vs. Notre Dame) ... saw action on kick returns in his first collegiate game.

High School: A two-year letterwinner and starter at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas ... played free safety ... led his high school in tackles and interceptions both seasons ... as a senior, had 112 total tackles, five interceptions, seven pass breakups and three fumble recoveries ... as a junior, totaled 111 tackles, six interceptions and had five returns for touchdowns (three interceptions, one punt and one kickoff) ... was a two-time first team unanimous all-district choice ... as a senior, was named second team All-Metroplex (Dallas-Forth Worth area) ... selected to the Dallas-Fort Worth Coca-Cola All-Star game following his senior season ... helped his high school, which had been in existence only two years, to a combined record of 15-6 in the state's highest classification, including an 8-3 mark and a spot in the district playoffs in 2001 ... had a 22-tackle effort in a game vs. R.L. Turner High School his senior season ... also recruited by Purdue, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State and Texas Tech ... high school coach was Garry Monty.

Personal: Joseph Walker was born January 6, 1983 ... son of Barbara Walker and Louis McDonald ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Receiving	G-GS	Rec	Yds	Avg	TD	Long
2002	10-0	4	55	13.8	0	22
2003	13-0	23	324	14.1	3	45
2004	10-3	14	139	9.9	1	37
Career	33-3	41	518	13.6	4	45

KO Ret	G-GS	Ret.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Long
2002	10-0	3	69	23.0	0	28
2003	13-0	6	135	22.5	0	28
2004	10-3	11	203	18.5	0	39
Career	33-3	20	407	20.4	0	39

Punt Ret.	G-GS	Ret.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Long
2002	10-0	0	0	0.0	0	--
2003	13-0	9	122	13.6	0	36
2004	10-3	1	(-2)	(-2.0)	0	(-2)
Career	33-3	10	120	12.0	0	36