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Rijo Walker

FS
Position
5'10''
Height
190 lbs.
Weight
Junior
Class
Hampton, Va.
Hometown
Bethel HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2013 – Captain … appeared in all 12 games … made starts against Duke, Georgia Tech and Clemson … had two tackles against BYU … made four stops against Oregon … recorded one tackle against Pitt … notched three total stops against Duke … matched a career high with six tackles against Georgia Tech … had two tackles and forced a fumble at Miami. 2012 – Appeared in all 12 games … made 20 tackles with season-best eight tackles at Virginia Tech … had four tackles against Richmond and two tackles against North Carolina … played mostly on special teams … after an injury to Brandon Phelps at Virginia Tech, took part in 31 defensive reps against the Hokies. 2011 – Appeared in all 13 games, starting two … made first collegiate start at North Carolina … made first career INT on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter at Indiana … had a career-high six tackles at North Carolina … appeared in 283 total plays … made 10 tackles on the season. 2010 – Appeared in all 12 games mostly on special teams … earned his first letter … joined Morgan Moses and Michael Rocco as the only true freshman to appear in any games … made collegiate debut against Richmond … appeared in 175 total special teams plays … made defensive debut against VMI … saw time on defense in six games (VMI, FSU, UNC, EMU, BC and VT) … appeared in 29 plays on defense … made five total tackles, including four solo … recovered a special teams fumble against Florida State … selected by the UVa coaches as the team[apos]s special teams player of the week for the Florida State game.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Named to Virginian Pilot All-Eastern Region second-team … named first-team all-district as a senior at CB and second-team as a WR and kick returner and punt returner … second-team all-district as a sophomore … rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com … rated No. 65 CB in nation by ESPN.com … Ranked No. 22 on Roanoke Times[apos] top prospects list … received a grade of 75 from Scouts, Inc. … led Bethel to a 6-5 record and playoffs in 2009 … had five interceptions as a senior to finish his prep career with 20 … four interceptions and 39 tackles in 2008 … team was 8-4 in 2008 and advanced to second round of state playoffs … Had 11 interceptions as a sophomore in 2007 … also played wide receiver … credited with 10 pass defenses as a senior … graduated from the same high school (Bethel) as UVa head coach Mike London and NBA star Allen Iverson … played on same high school team as former UVa basketball player Jontel Evans … played for head coach Jeff Nelson at Bethel … son of Asia Robinson and Richard Walker … first name is pronounced Ree-Ho.