Mykal Walker
Walker in 2020
No. 43 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 23)
Fresno, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Vacaville
(Vacaville, California)
College:Fresno State
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFF NFL All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • First-Team All-MWC (2018, 2019)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Total tackles:45
Forced fumbles:1
Interceptions:0
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Mykal Walker (born August 28, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State.

College career

Walker played two seasons at Azusa Pacific University before transferring to Fresno State. In 2019, he had 91 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 5 pass deflections.[1] Walker finished his two seasons at Fresno State with 182 tackles including 22.5 tackles for a loss, 10 pass defenses and 6.5 sacks. Walker was named a two-time First-Team All-Mountain West Conference selection, along with being named the Defensive MVP during the 2018 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game.[2][3] Walker ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds.[1]

Professional career

Walker was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 119th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Galavitz, Anthony (April 25, 2020). "Former Fresno State standout Mykal Walker drafted by Atlanta Falcons in Round 4". Fresno Bee. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Dogs, Go (May 3, 2020). "Draft Impact: Mykal Walker". Mountain West Connection. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  3. ^ a b McFadden, Will (April 25, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft: Falcons select Mykal Walker in fourth round". Atlanta Falcons.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.