DeMarcus Walker returning to FSU for senior season
After weighing his options Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker has decided to return to Tallahassee for his senior season.
“After talking with my family and Coach (Jimbo) Fisher I have decided to return to Florida State for my senior year,” Walker said in a statment. “I made great strides during my junior season and I hope to carry that on to my senior year. I want to end my career here like I started it in 2013 and with the team we having returning I feel we have the opportunity to have a really special season. I look forward to providing leadership to help this team continue to grow and succeed.”
The 6-foot-3, 281-pound Walker had a strong season, racking up career-highs in tackles (58), TFLs (15.5), pass break-ups (5), forced fumbles (4) and sacks (10.5) en route to being named an All-ACC third-teamer.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was pleased by the news.
“I’m very excited that Demarcus is going to return for his senior season,” Fisher said in a statement. “This is a great decision for Demarcus because as he continues to develop, he can become one of the best players in college football. He had an outstanding season for us this past year and is a tremendous leader. We are thrilled that he is returning to Florida State.”