Ronnie Walker Jr. Audio Pronunciation
2020 – Had his transfer waiver approved by NCAA in October … appeared in five of UVA’s 10 games … made his UVA debut against Louisville and rushed for 20 yards on five carries … rushed for 36 yards against Abilene Christian … notched 10 yards of rushing against Boston College … named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
A transfer from Indiana where he spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons as a running back … appeared in 22 career games at Indiana … rushed 59 times for 221 yards and two touchdowns over his IU career … also caught 12 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown … as a freshman he rushed 32 times for 141 yards (4.4 average) with two touchdowns, including one that came on a 30-yard sprint against then-No. 18 Penn State … earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019 after playing in all 13 games … enrolled at Indiana in the spring of 2018 and participated in spring practices.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played running back at Hopewell High School for head coach Ricky Irby … two-time all-state and all-region selection led Hopewell to the 2017 state title … rushed for 1,344 yards on 216 carries (6.2 average) with 19 touchdowns … averaged 89.6 yards per game … added 100 receiving yards and one score … posted 122 yards on the ground with three TDs in the state semifinal game … named the 2016 Region 3A East Player of the Year and the Conference 26 Player of the Year … carried the ball 250 times for 2,011 yards (8.0) with 25 touchdowns in 14 games (143.6 per game) … ranked the No. 21 running back nationally by 247Sports and the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by ESPN … qualified for regionals in the 100-meter dash and the shot put … parents are Ronnie Walker Sr. and LaKeesha Hayes-Winfield … major is sociology.