Paul Walkenhorst Athlete Profile

#47 Paul Walkenhorst

Paul Walkenhorst
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-6 Weight: 266 Roster Years: 2000-2005 Hometown: Highland, UT Last School: Lone Peak High School

Personal

Parents are Greg and Janine Walkenhorst ... married to the former Angela Dutson ... recruited by Utah, Oregon State and Northwestern.

At BYU

 

In 2002: Named by Phil Steele as a preseason first-team All-MWC selection ... listed by Phil Steele as the 21st ranked inside linebacker in the country.


In 2001: Started 13-of-13 regular-season games and listed as a starting linebacker in the 2001 Liberty Bowl (against No. 22 Louisville)... an honorable-mention All-MWC selection... voted Honorable Mention Media All-MWC... received coaches awards for his performances against California, Utah State and Colorado State... ranked third on the BYU roster with 69 tackles on the season, including 39 solo takedowns... credited with two interceptions for a total of 17 yards... made three pass deflections... turned in a season-high defensive performance against Colorado State, recording 13 tackles... started the season off with an interception against Tulane, returning it 17 yards to set up a BYU touchdown.


In 2000: Pressed in to action for 10 games during the season after season-ending injuries to Jeff Holtry and Josh Lowe... started eight games at linebacker... earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors... ranked sixth on the BYU roster with 48 tackles as a true freshman... totaled 24 solos and 24 assisted tackles, including nine stops for a combined loss of 34 yards... forced two fumbles and was credited with a blocked kick against UNLV that proved to be the difference in the Cougars' three-point win over the Rebels... twice recorded a season-high seven tackles, including games against Utah State and Wyoming... produced three stops for a loss of eight yards against Colorado State... earned coaches' award for performances against Mississippi State and Wyoming.

Before BYU

Earned all-state honors at linebacker ... averaged 6.1 yards per carry as a fullback with six touchdowns ... named Region 6 Most Valuable Player ... named All-State by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News ... a Daily Herald First-Team All-Utah Valley performer ... recorded 109 tackles and 18 hurries ... produced nine sacks and had three interceptions.

Stats

Walkenhorst's Personal Best 
UT:  10 (Nevada, Sept. 14, 2002)
AT:  11 (Colorado St., Oct. 24, 2002)
TFL/Yds:  3/5 (Syracuse, Aug. 29, 2002)
FC:  2 (UNLV, Sept. 23, 2000)
Int:  1 (Three times, Utah State, Oct. 4, 2002)
Sacks/Yds:  1/5 (UNLV, Sept. 23, 2000)
WALKENHORST's Career Stats
Year   Gms   UT   AT   TFL   FR   FC   INT   PD   BK   Hur   Sck
2000   10    24   24    9    0    2     0    1    1     0     1
2001   13    39   30    4    0    0     2    1    0     0     0
2002   12    47   60    15   0    0     1    1    0     2     3
Total  25   110  114    28   0    2     3    3    1     2     4


2000 | Freshman Year

Pressed in to action for 10 games during the season after season-ending injuries to Jeff Holtry and Josh Lowe ... started eight games at linebacker ... earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... ranked sixth on the BYU roster with 48 tackles as a true freshman ... totaled 24 solos and 24 assisted tackles, including nine stops for a combined loss of 34 yards ... forced two fumbles and was credited with a blocked kick against UNLV that proved to be the difference in the Cougars' three-point win over the Rebels ... twice recorded a season-high seven tackles, including games against Utah State and Wyoming ... produced three stops for a loss of eight yards against Colorado State ... earned coaches' award for performances against Mississippi State and Wyoming.

2001 | Sophomore Year

Started 13-of-13 regular-season games and listed as a starting linebacker in the 2001 Liberty Bowl (against No. 22 Louisville) ... an honorable-mention All-MWC selection ... voted Honorable Mention Media All-MWC ... received coaches awards for his performances against California, Utah State and Colorado State ... ranked third on the BYU roster with 69 tackles on the season, including 39 solo takedowns ... credited with two interceptions for a total of 17 yards ... made three pass deflections ... turned in a season-high defensive performance against Colorado State, recording 13 tackles ... started the season off with an interception against Tulane, returning it 17 yards to set up a BYU touchdown.

2002 | Junior Year

Listed as one of the top inside linebackers in the country by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... a All-Mountain West Conference honorable-mention selection ... named the team's Defensive Impact Player ... moved from outside to inside linebacker as a junior, starting 8 games at middle linebacker ... after suffering a knee injury late in the season, moved back to outside linebacker ... led the BYU roster with 107 tackles, including 47 solo takedowns ... recorded a career-high 10 solo tackles against Nevada ... recorded double-digit tackles five different times during the year, including a season-high 14 tackles against Colorado State ... also had 13 tackles against UNLV ... posted 15 tackles for a net loss of 30 yards ... credited with 1 interception on the season ... registered 11 tackles in the Cougars' season-opener against Syracuse, including 5 solos and 6 assisted takedowns ... totaled three sackes for a combined loss of five yards against the Orangemen, including a sack for a three-yard loss ... registered a team-leading 10 tackles in the Cougars' 35-32 win over Hawaii, including 4 solo and 6 assisted takedowns.

2003 | Redshirt Year

Saw limited action during spring drills while recovering from off-season surgery ... redshirted the 2003 season due to injury.

2004 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors ... played in 11 games during the season ... started in 11 games at outside linebacker, missing the San Diego State game due to injury ... recorded 43 tackles, including 20 solo takedowns ... had 3.0 tackles for a combined loss of nine yards, including 2.0 sacks ... recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including a season-best five solo tackles, against New Mexico ... had five tackles against Notre Dame and California ... recorded a sack against Eastern Illinois and California ... had 1.5 tackles for a combined loss of five yards against California ... participated in spring drills ... did not participate in Fall Camp due to health-related reasons.