Tyrone Walker
Tyrone Walker



High School:
Cardinal Ritter

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200




Redbirds Look to Stay Undefeated at Home Against the Surging Coyotes

The game will be the third in the series between the two schools.


Redbirds Return to Hancock Stadium for Contest with Indiana State

The game will be the first of three-straight at the newly-renovated Hancock Stadium for the Redbirds.


Illinois State Hits the Road For Crucial Game at No. 16 Youngstown State

The game will be broadcast live on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago Plus at 6 p.m.


Redbirds and Panthers Meet In 2013 Mid-America Classic

The game will mark the 102nd in the series between ISU and EIU.


Redbird Trio Named to CSJ All-America Team

Walker, Underwood and Ericksen all had standout seasons in 2012.


Redbird Football - Playoff Preview Show - EWU

Redbird Football - Playoff Preview Show - EWU


WJBC Recap - NDSU vs. Illinois State

WJBC Recap - NDSU vs. Illinois State


WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Indiana State

WJBC Recap - Illinois State vs. Indiana State


WJBC Recap - Missouri State vs. Illinois State

WJBC Recap - Missouri State vs. Illinois State


Illinois State vs. South Dakota Highlights

Illinois State vs. South Dakota Highlights


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ISU vs. NDSU football


Illinios State Vs. North Dakota State

November 17, 2012


Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins


Homecoming Football Game ISU vs. SIU

ISU takes on SIU at the Homecoming Football game.


Illinois State Football at South Dakota (9/29/12)

Illinois State Football at South Dakota (9/29/12)

Career: Finished his career as the all-time leader in receptions (250), receiving yards (3,565) and receiving touchdowns (32) ... finished his career with 16 games with over 100 yards receiving, setting a new standard ... ranks second in career touchdowns scored with those 32, all through the air.

2012: College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America Team selection ... First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honoree ... started all 13 games at wide receiver ... led the Redbirds and the MVFC in receptions (90), receiving yards (1,319), receiving yards per game (101.5) and touchdown catches (9) ... recorded seven games with over 100 yards receiving ... caught the game winning touchdown in overtime and finished with 142 yards receiving in the win over Eastern Illinois ... posted back-to-back 100-yard receiving efforts against South Dakota and Southern Illinois ... hauled in a pair of touchdown catches against Missouri State ... had consecutive games with 120 yards and a touchdown in wins at UNI and Indiana State ... recorded season-best 176 yards and two touchdowns in the second-round playoff victory at Appalachian State ... finished his career with nine catches for 148 yards and touchdown in the quarterfinal loss at Eastern Washington.

2011: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ... played and started in all 11 games ... led the team with 64 catches for 787 yards and eight touchdowns on the season ... averaged 12.3 yards per catch and 71.5 yards per game ... ranked first in the Valley and 20th in the country in receptions per game (5.8) ... recorded three 100-plus receiving yard performances and caught a least one touchdown in six games ... tied a career high with three touchdowns on three catches for 120 yards against Morehead State ... set a career-best with 12 catches against No. 4 UNI.

2010: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Second-Team selection ...played in all 11 games, with 10 starts ... led Illinois State with 974 yards receiving on 59 catches, both career highs ... hauled in 12 touchdown passes, the second-highest single-season mark in school history ... was second in the MVFC with those 12 TD catches and ranked second with 974 yards ... ranked 13th in the country with 88.55 receiving yards per game ... posted five games with 100-plus yards receiving, including three-straight from Oct. 23-Nov. 6 ... set new career-highs with 206 yards receiving and three touchdowns against Youngstown State ... named MVFC Offensive Player of the Week and The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS National Offensive Player of the Week for that performance.

2009: MVFC All-Newcomer Team selection ... played in all 11 games for the Redbirds, with seven starting assignments ... led all league freshmen with 37 receptions for 485 yards ... set an ISU freshman record with those 37 receptions and averaged 13.1 yards per catch ... ranked second on the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns ... caught four passes for a career-high 112 yards at No. 6 Southern Illinois, including an 81-yard touchdown bomb from quarterback Matt Brown, the longest of the season for the Redbirds ... with that performance, became the first freshman to record a 100-yard receiving since Kevett Mickle in 2004 ... also caught touchdown passes against Austin Peay and Indiana State.

Cardinal Ritter HS: A two-year starter in football ... an all-state selection as a senior and a junior ... a two-time all-city honoree ... voted the team's MVP senior year ... member of the Coaches' Poll Top-50 players list ... Cardinal Ritter l won the Indiana Class 1A State Championship his senior season after finishing with a perfect 15-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in the state ... Cardinal Ritter also won the semi-state championship his junior season ... recorded an Indiana state high school record 1,893 yards receiving as a senior on 96 receptions and 23 touchdowns ... also had six interceptions on defense and two forced fumbles senior year ... a four-time student of the month and student-athlete of the month honoree ... coached by Ty Hunt.

Personal: Born August 25, 1990, in Indianapolis ... raised by his aunt, Marquerite Watkins ... major: undeclared.