Morgan State junior running back Herb Walker Jr. has rushed his way on to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason Third Team All-America, announced by The Sports Network.
Walker had one of the best offensive seasons in school history as he helped lead the Bears to its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship since 1979, and its first NCAA Division I Playoff berth.
As a sophomore, the Cleveland native set the school’s single season rushing record by leading the Bears with 1,408 yards (ranked No. 14 in FCS), scored 15 touchdowns (13 rushing), and was named to the All-MEAC first team. In his first start of the 2014 season against Holy Cross, he carried the ball 20 times for 271 yards (a school single game record) and scored a pair of touchdowns.
He finished the season with five 100-yard rushing games and posted two games with over 200-yards. He was also named to the Walter Payton Award watch list, which is given to the most outstanding player in the FCS.
He enters his junior season with 1,798 career-rushing yards, ranking ninth on the school’s all-time rushing list. He’s 929 yards behind Ali Culpepper’s 2,727 yards.
The STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team consists of 100 players spread out among 63 schools from all 13 FCS conferences. Walker is one of six players from the MEAC to make the list. North Carolina A&T all purpose back Tarik Cohen and North Carolina Central punt returner Michael Jones joins Walker on the Third Team. South Carolina State defensive lineman Javon Hargrave and punt returner Antonio Hamilton were selected to the First Team. Norfolk State linebacker Deon King was a Third Team designation.
To see the entire STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, click here.