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Charles Walker gets his first college reception

Charles Walker takes the field for his fourth game of his Wildcat career. | Photo by Clay Jackson

Charles Walker takes the field for his fourth game of his Wildcat career. | Photo by Clay Jackson

Yesterday during the University of Kentucky’s 17-7 win over Vanderbilt, Former Tiger Charles Walker pulled in his first collegiate reception.  Walker has seen significant minutes so far this season with the majority of the time coming on special teams, but yesterday, he found himself in there on the first drive for the Wildcats.  A simple out route was all it took for Charles to get open and catch his first pass from Patrick Towles as a Wildcat.

Charles was heavily recruited by the Commodores until James Franklin left for Penn State, so I’m sure that was a play he’ll remember for a long time against a team he could have been on.  Walker will have a huge game next weekend against the South Carolina Gamecocks and we know that Charles likes to make big plays in big games. Congrats to Charles and good luck the rest of the way!

Once A Tiger, Always A Tiger.

Herald Leader spotlights ‘not so average walk-on’ Charles Walker

Charles Walker | WSTX Sports File Photo

Charles Walker | WSTX Sports File Photo

We’ve told you how great Charles Walker has been doing during his first fall camp as a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky and now the local media in Lexington are starting to take notice.  The Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jennifer Smith spoke with Kentucky Offensive Coordinator Neal Brown today after practice about the Former Tiger.

His transition from the running back position to wide receiver is turning heads and Walker continues to make a name for himself.  As Smith tweeted out earlier, the OC for the Wildcats said today, “Charles Walker will play this season.” 

“He’ll help us,” Brown said on Friday. “I think he’s physically ready. He’s a strong kid. I’m not shocked that he’s doing well. What I’m surprised (by) is, he played mostly running back in high school, and we’ve played him at slot receiver, and he’s doing a really nice job of running routes and knowing how to get open. I thought that would take a little bit longer.”

[Walker not your average walk-on for UK]