2019 NFL Roster Bubble Wildcat - Eli Walker, Safety

Kelly Thompson

Eli Walker ranks as one of the top 30 recruits for Kansas State over the course of the last decade according to 247Sports. 

Kansas State breaks down his time with the Wildcats as follows: 

"CAREER: A physical defensive back who was a reserve his first year coming from the community-college ranks before being a regular starter as a senior.

2018: Played in all 12 games with eight starts... Finished second on the team with 68 tackles, while he had 3.0 tackles for loss... Set a career high with 12 tackles at Baylor, a week after setting a high with 11 against Texas... Both his games against the Bear and Longhorns featured a TFL.

2017: Played in 11 games with starts against Oklahoma, Iowa State and UCLA... Totaled 21 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack... Had a season-best six stops against the Cyclones and four against the Sooners, a game that featured a sack.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Cerritos College under head coach Frank Mazzotta... Rated the top community-college safety in the Class of 2017 and the 13th-best overall community-college prospect by Scout... Picked up First Team Southern California Football Association All-Northern League honors as a sophomore... Ended his community-college career with 117 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions and 10 passes defended... Had a career-high tying 11 tackles as a sophomore against Fullerton, while he had a 21-yard interception return touchdown at Bakersfield later in the season... Also recorded nine tackles and 3.0 TFLs against Los Angeles Valley... Picked off a pass in his first-career game in 2015 at Saddleback... Also came up with interceptions against Moorpark and College of the Canyons later in his freshman campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played both defensive back and wide receiver for one season for at Cabrillo under head coach Luis Hayes... Earned first team all-league honors... Selected to play in the 2015 605 All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Elijah Walker was born November 23, 1997, in Long Beach, California... Son of Charlotte Jupiter... Has five brothers and six sisters... Majoring in communication studies."

Simply put, he was a dynamic impact player for Bill Snyder's Cats. Here's hoping he sticks in the NFL! 


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