2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore defensive lineman Chris Walker will add depth in one of the Huskers’ deepest position groups in 2019. The 6-6, 300-pound Walker spent the spring at defensive end, a position headlined by seniors Carlos and Khalil Davis and junior Ben Stille.
A Lincoln East graduate, Walker spent his first year in the program on the offensive line before transitioning to defense in 2018.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Walker played in one game as a redshirt freshman in 2018, making his career debut and recording one tackle in the Huskers' win over Bethune-Cookman. Walker was also on Nebraska's travel roster for the Huskers' trip to Ohio State.
Walker worked on the offensive line while utilizing his redshirt season in 2017.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln East HS)
Walker was a two-way standout on the line at Lincoln East High, and helped the Spartans to an impressive postseason run in 2016. Walker’s play helped Coach John Gingery’s team reach the Class A state semifinals and post a 7-5 record. Walker’s dominant blocking helped East average 227 rushing yards per game, while producing a 1,500-yard rusher. Walker added 75 tackles, seven sacks and a blocked field goal.
Walker was a first-team All-Nebraska selection as an offensive lineman by the Omaha World-Herald, while the paper also listed him as a Class A all-state defensive lineman. Walker was a Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star as an offensive lineman. Walker was an honorable-mention all-state pick during his junior season when he recorded 43 tackles on defense and started on the offensive line.
Walker was a consensus choice as one of the top five prospects in Nebraska. He originally committed to Wyoming, before choosing the Huskers, and also had an offer from Ohio.
Chris was born on June 12, 1998, and he is the son of David Walker and Lisa Walker. Chris is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.