After showing promise in 2012, Dexter Walker spent the 2013 getting better with more playing time with the Air Force Falcons, eventually starting the last eight games of the season. He can play several positions in the secondary and with his size (6-0, 205) is capable of making an impact in run defense. Was second on the team in tackles in 2013 and added two sacks to his stat line. With eight starts and 25 games played in two years, Walker has recorded 102 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss so far. Now an experienced hand in the secondary, he will be looked at to make more plays with his above average athleticism and speed.
As a prep at Dacula High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., Walker lettered three years in both football and basketball, and one in track and field. He was a two-time all-county honorable mention selection as a safety for the football team and earned the same honor as a basketball player. Won his school’s Wendy’s Heisman Award as a senior.
A freshman in 2012, he played 13 games for the Falcons, mostly on special teams and as a reserve in the secondary, recording 11 tackles and forcing a fumble. In 2013, he played in 12 games, starting the final eight and tallied 91 tackles during the season. He had 4.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks. Had a career-high 13 tackles and a sack against UNLV.