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 J.D. Walton 55
J.D. Walton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Allen

Last College:
Arizona State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 305

Position:
C

Experience:
2L

All-America center as senior in 2009... Three-year letterman at Baylor after transferring from Arizona State... Earned All-Big 12 honors as senior... Rimington Trophy finalist in 2009 for nation's top center and candidate in 2008... Started all 36 games of career... Rated No. 1 NFL Draft prospect among senior centers by ESPN's Mel Kiper... Participant in 2010 Senior Bowl, invitee to 2010 East-West Shrine Game... Invited to 2010 NFL Combine... Three-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Graduated in December 2009 with degree in speech communications.

2009 (Senior): Named 2009 first-team All-America by Associated Press following senior season, earned honorable mention by Pro Football Weekly and College Football Insiders (first non-special teams, first-team AP All-America at Baylor since 1991)... Finalist for 2009 Rimington Trophy... Earned All-Big 12 honors following senior season: first team by Sporting News, Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com, second team by league coaches, Phil Steele, San Antonio Express-News and Waco Tribune-Herald, honorable mention by Associated Press... Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate... Participant in 2010 Senior Bowl, invitee to 2010 East-West Shrine Game... Invited to 2010 NFL Combine... Named first-team All-Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Magazine... Credited with 112 knockdowns in 12 games (9.3 per game) as senior... Starter at center in all 12 games (one of 12 Bears to start all 2009 games)... Graded at 90 percent or higher in nine of 12 games by coaching staff, received no grade lower than 86 percent... Earned team's 2009 Co-Offensive MVP award.

2008 (Junior): Starter at center for all 12 games during junior season in 2008... Named 2008 honorable mention All-Big 12 by Associated Press... Listed on 2008 Rimington Trophy watch list... One of eight Bears to start all 12 games in 2008... Anchored BU offensive line that generated 2,349 rushing yards, most at school since 1981, and 29 TDs... Selected to spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2007 (Sophomore): Started every game at center for Bears as sophomore center... One of three Baylor offensive linemen to start every 2007 game, joining Dan Gay and James Barnard... Key performer for Bears' line which yielded 21 sacks, program's fewest since 1995... Shared team's Best Offensive Lineman honor with tackle Jason Smith... Saw action on 65 or more plays in 10 games with high of 97 at Buffalo... Played 911 snaps, most by BU offensive performer, and second-most overall on squad behind free safety Jordan Lake's 974 plays... Earned first Baylor letter.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman):  Joined Baylor program in June 2006 as transfer from Arizona State, redshirted as true freshman in 2005... Sat out 2006 season at Baylor as transfer from ASU... Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2005 (True Freshman - Arizona State):  Redshirted as true freshman offensive lineman at Arizona State in 2005.

High School:  Allen High School, Allen, Texas... Rated No. 56 player in Dallas area by Rivals.com... Named to Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 and State Top 100 lists... Received 14 Division I scholarship offers... First-team all-district and first-team all-county... Named team Player of Week/Offensive Line MVP six times... Recorded 79 pancake blocks to lead District 9-5A as senior... Allen High was bi-district champions... Resides on Allen High weightlifting Wall of Honor (bench, squat, hang clean and incline)... Invited to play in All-American Bowl in Shreveport, La.... Played in 2005 Coca-Cola All-Star Game and Oil Bowl... National Honor Society member... Player of Week four times as junior... Second-team all-district pick recorded 59 pancake blocks as junior, Allen captured district title and advanced to 5A semifinals... Listed winning triple OT game in 2004 state playoffs vs. Arlington Lamar as most exciting sports experience... Academic achievement award winner in 2002 and 2003... FCA member... Peer tutor... Member of Reading With Eagles and Allen Community Church... Coached by Tom Westerberg at District 9-5A school.

Personal:  Son of Danny and Donna Walton, Justin Daniel Walton was born March 24, 1987, in Lawton, Okla.... Hopes to become veterinarian... Enjoys hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and all sports... Graduated in December 2009 with degree in speech communications.

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