Kareem Walker (born May 18, 1998) is an American football running back who is currently enrolled at Mississippi State University. Walker attended the University of Michigan on a scholarship to play college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team starting during the 2016 season, but left the team in 2018. Walker played as a true freshman at Michigan. He then took a redshirt year before transferring to Fort Scott Community College in Kansas in 2018.
|Mississippi State Bulldogs – No. 23|
|Born:||May 18, 1998|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||DePaul (NJ) Catholic|
High school career
Walker played high school football at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. He gained 4,563 rushing yards and scored 57 touchdowns during his high school career, including 1,607 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2014 and 1,517 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2015. In July 2014, he was rated by ESPN and 247Sports.com as the No. 1 running back in the class of 2016. He was rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN.com and the No. 45 overall player in the 2016 ESPN 300.
University of Michigan
Walker originally committed to Ohio State, during halftime of the 2015 National Championship Game, but withdrew his commitment in November 2015. The following month, he committed to the University of Michigan. Walker enrolled early in January 2016, announced his intention to play as a freshman and added: "But I'm not riding the bench. I came in to be ready." In July 2018, Walker transferred to play at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.
- ^ "H.S. football: Everyone's trying to catch DePaul's Kareem Walker" . The Record (Bergen County). October 24, 2014.
- ^ "Kareem Walker" . maxpreps.com. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
- ^ Todderick Hunt (July 10, 2014). "DePaul Catholic's Kareem Walker ranked No. 1 RB in the country by ESPN and 247Sports; talks Rutgers, potential visits" . NJ.com.
- ^ "2016 ESPN 300" . ESPN.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
- ^ Ari Wasserman (October 27, 2015). "Kareem Walker, Ohio State's top '16 commit, clears the air: "Everything we've talked about since January has been the same"" . The Plain Dealer.
- ^ Tom VanHaaren (November 5, 2015). "Top running back prospect Kareem Walker decommits from Buckeyes" . ESPN.com.
- ^ Tom VanHaaren (December 15, 2015). "Top-ranked running back Kareem Walker chooses Michigan" . ESPN.com.
- ^ "Kareem Walker vaults UM to No. 1 recruiting class" . The Oakland Press (AP story). December 17, 2015.
- ^ Nick Baumgardner (December 18, 2015). "Top RB Kareem Walker a Jim Harbaugh-type runner, and a Michigan win over Ohio State" .
- ^ Angelique S. Chengelis (February 5, 2016). "UM's Walker leaves foes full of dreads" . The Detroit News.
- ^ Mark Snyder (February 4, 2016). "U-M frosh RB Walker has no plans for 'riding the bench'" . Detroit Free Press.
- ^ Steve Lorenz (July 30, 2018). "Kareem Walker's transfer destination becomes official" . D247Sports.com.
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