Walker Little
No. 72 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-01) April 1, 1999 (age 22)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas)
College:Stanford (2017−2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:9
Games started:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Walker Douglas Little (born April 1, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford, and was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and college

Little was born in Houston, Texas, on April 1, 1999. He played high school football as an offensive tackle at Episcopal in Bellaire, Texas, where he was a consensus five-star prospect. He was recruited by over 30 colleges before committing to Stanford University in 2017 to play college football for the Cardinal.[1] He was the first true freshman to start at left tackle for Stanford since Kirk Chambers in 2000 and was named the co-recipient of the Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year award.[2][3] He started every game in 2018 and earned All-Pac-12 first-team honors.[4] The following year Little suffered a knee injury against Northwestern and missed the rest of the 2019 season.[4] He decided to return to Stanford for 2020 but later opted-out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Professional career

Little was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (45th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[6] Little signed his four-year rookie contract with Jacksonville on July 20, 2021.[7]

Personal life

Little's grandfather Gene Little played college football at Rice and was selected by the New York Giants in the 18th round of the 1952 NFL Draft, while his uncle Jack Little played college football at Texas A&M and was selected in the fifth round of the 1953 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.[8]

References

  1. ^ Loop, John (February 1, 2017). "Walker Little to Stanford: OT Recruit signs with the Cardinal". Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  2. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (September 20, 2017). "Stanford freshman Walker Little takes some big steps in 1st start". Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Pac-12 Conference. "Pac-12 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced". pac-12.com. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Infante, Jacob (September 10, 2019). "Stanford OT Walker Little out for 2019 season". Draft Wire. USA Today. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Stanford Cardinal lineman Walker Little opts out of 2020 season, eyes NFL draft". ESPN. September 10, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Oehser, John (April 30, 2021). "No. 45 overall: Walker Little is the selection". Jaguars.com. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Pick Signings: 7/20/21".
  8. ^ Bremer, George. "Draft Preview: Stanford's Little offers mix of potential, unknown". newburyportnews.com. CNHI Sports Indiana. Retrieved April 17, 2021.