2005 -- Injured his right knee on the first day of 2005 Fall camp and underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage on August 12. He missed the first three games and returned to action against Washington, making three tackles (two solos) and breaking up one pass. In the win over California, he made three tackles (one solo) off the bench. At Washington State, he made two tackles (one solo) in a reserve role. He started versus Oregon State and had two tackle assists. Walker started at Stanford and made three tackles, including two solos. At Arizona, he made three tackles (two solos), including one for loss as a starter. He made one solo tackle for loss as a starter against Arizona State. He started at USC and made two tackles (one solo). He made two solo tackles, including one for loss, against Northwestern. On the year, he played in nine games and started the final six. He made 21 tackles, including three for losses.
2004 -- On the year, Walker ranked fourth (tied) on the team with 57 tackles (33 solos) ... He was fourth (tied) on the squad with 1.5 sacks and fifth with 5.5 tackles for losses ... He started 11 of 12 games -- eight, including the final seven, outside and three inside, in place of Justin London ... Won the starting outside job during Fall camp ... He started against Oklahoma State and made eight tackles (four assists) ... Against Illinois, he moved inside and made five tackles (three solos), including a six-yard sack ... Walker came off the bench to replace London and played most of the Washington contest in the middle, making four tackles (three solos) and forcing one fumble ... Walker started in the middle against San Diego State and made a career-high nine tackles (four solos), second on the squad, and 0.5 sacks ... Walker also started in the middle against Arizona and made six tackles (four solos) ... At California, he started at the outside spot, but was not credited with a tackle ... At Arizona State, he started outside and made five solo tackles, including one for loss ... Against Stanford, he made five tackles, including three solos ... He made six tackles, including four solos, against Washington State ... At Oregon, Walker made three tackle assists, including one for loss ... Against USC, he made three solo tackles ... In the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl, he made three tackles (one solo), including one for loss.
2003 -- Appeared in 12 games with one starting assignment ... Recorded 15 tackles on the season ... Stepped in for the injured Spencer Havner at Colorado, playing 35 snaps and making a career-high seven tackles ... Made his first career start against Illinois (15 snaps) and had one tackle ... Credited with one tackle against both Washington and Arizona ... Had two stops in the overtime win against Cal ... Made one tackle against Arizona State ... Was a member of the kickoff, punt return and kickoff return special teams units ... Played three defensive snaps against both Washington and USC.
2002 -- Appeared in 12 games ... Credited with six tackles and one pass defense on the season ... Saw defensive action (weakside linebacker) against Colorado, San Diego State, USC and Washington State ...Was a member of the kickoff, kickoff return, punt return, punt and field goal block units on special teams during the season ... Had one tackle against Colorado ... Made one stop at San Diego State ... Had two tackles in the win at Arizona ... Made one stop in the game against USC ...Credited with one tackle in the game against Washington State.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three letters for coach Mike DiFiori at Bishop Amat High School in LaPuente, CA ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 11 linebacker) ... Rated No. 19 player in Far West (CA/HI/NV) by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-American and No. 2 linebacker in West ... Rated No. 6 linebacker in West by PacWest Football.com ... Tom Lemming All-West team (No. 57) ... Rated No. 69 linebacker in the nation and three-star prospect by PacWest Football ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... All-CIF SS Division I first team ... First-team L.A. Times All-San Gabriel Valley ... Twice selected team Defensive MVP ... 2001 Del Rey League Defensive Player of the Year ... Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game ... As a senior, he was credited with 125 tackles in 11 games with three fumbles caused and three fumbles recovered ... Also had one interception ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 106 player) ... As a junior, he made 110 tackles, including 15 for losses, and had one interception ... He also caused two fumbles and recovered three ... Lettered three years in basketball for coach Ray Lokar ... Earned three letters in track and field for coach DeChon Burns while competing in the 200m and high jump.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Wesley Aaron Walker ... Born: June 30, 1984 in Long Beach, CA ... Parents: William and Kim Walker ... Has one sister, Jessica ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning a CIF championship in basketball ... Derrick Brooks of the Tampa Bay Bucs is the player after whom he patterns his style of play ... Economics is his favorite class ... Relative of former Bruin and NFL star Fred McNeill ... Hobbies include video games and hanging out with friends ... Lists his career objective as becoming a sports physician ... Physiological Science major.
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