Tag: Charles Walker

Charles Walker has three former high school teammates also playing in the SEC

Charles Walker pleaded for pass interference at Southern Mississippi last week. (Vicky Graff Photo)

By SAMANTHA STALLINGS, Contributing Writer

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Charles Walker, the senior slot receiver for the Wildcats this year.

Walker is one of four former St. Xavier football players currently playing in the SEC. The other three are teammate junior linebacker Spencer Foy, defensive back Garrett Stephens at Florida, and linebacker Karl Roesler at Arkansas.

Charles Walker can accept any role to help UK get to bowl game

By SAMANTHA STALLINGS, Contributing Writer

Charles Walker, a former three-sport athlete at St. Xavier High School in Louisville is now a starting punt returner for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Walker, who is a preferred walk-on, has started in every game since coming to UK in 2014.

“I am here to play. I work hard along with every single one of our players, because we are all working hard,” said Walker. “You can tell, especially during the off season, that we are really all in this together and ready to get out there and compete.”

Mitch Barnhart: “Today, the best want to stay here,”; CATSPY Awards winners

UK Athletics Photo

UK Athletics Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – UK Athletics presented 38 honors at the 14th annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2015-16 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of five teams and 26 individuals were recognized.

“We were dreaming big when we said we wanted to turn Kentucky into a destination program, one where coaches, students and staff sought to end up,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “Before that, UK was a stepping stone. We’ve succeeded in changing that. Today, the best flock here. Today, the best want to stay here. I’m proud of that.”