The Notre Dame football team took a break from preparations for the ND-FSU matchup in the Champs Sports Bowl to visit some special kids - then were able to act like kids during a visit to Universal Orlando.
Tommy Rees threw for 334 yards and four touchdowns
CAREER: Speedy and athletic wide receiver played in five games during sophomore season ... did not see any action as a freshman or junior ... recorded one reception for 15 yards for Irish in 2009 ... adds tremendous depth to wide receiver position and will compete for playing time this spring.
2010 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action in 2010.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in five games at wide receiver for Irish (Nevada, Purdue, Washington, USC, Washington State) ... hauled in only reception against Nevada for 15 yards ... catch against Wolf Pack represented his first reception in Notre Dame uniform ... earned 10:19 of playing time as reserve wide receiver and made one special-teams appearance.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action during freshman campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando ... considered the 22nd-best player in the nation and the third-best wide receiver prospect in the country by Sports Illustrated/TAKKLE.com ... rated the 76th-best player by Tom Lemming and CSTV and the 14th-best wide receiver ... touted by SuperPrep as the seventh-best wide receiver in the nation and the third-best player in Virginia ... ranked the 58th-best prospect by Scout.com as well as the 11th- best wide receiver in the nation and the second-best player in Virginia by the internet recruiting website ... Rivals.com listed him as the seventh-best player in Virginia and 25th-best wide receiver in the country ... posted 15 catches for 230 yards and two touchdowns in '07 at Christchurch High School despite injury hampering senior campaign ... named first-team all-state and first-team all-conference following junior season ... as a junior, helped lead the Fighting Seahorses to a 7-2 record and appearance in the VISFA division II state championship game where they lost to Saint Anne's Belfield School ... in the 2006 state semifinal, helped Christchurch snap Liberty Christian Academy's 34-game winning streak as he caught three passes for 130 yards and one touchdown while intercepting three passes to preserve the 10-7 victory ... totaled 733 yards on 50 receptions with seven touchdowns as a junior ... attended the Asheville (N.C.) School as a sophomore and played quarterback ... passed for 1,800 yards as a sophomore ... played for coach Ed Homer at Christchurch ... named after former NFL player Deion Sanders ... his father Art was the offensive coordinator on the football team at Christchurch ... became just the second student in the last 16 years to receive a scholarship to a Football Bowl Subdivision university (J'Courtney Williams, University of Virginia, 2007) ... also played basketball for the Fighting Seahorses ... as a junior, the basketball team was Virginia Prep League regular season runner-up but won the Prep League Tournament and made it to the state semifinals ... named to the Virginia Prep League Tournament all-tournament team as a junior ... also competed in track and field and was two-time state champion while living in North Carolina in the triple jump ... set the school record at Asheville School in the triple jump with a mark of 46' 2 1/2" notable alumni of the college prep boarding school Walker attended include two Pulitizer Prize-winning authors (William Styron and Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr.) and the attorney general of Virginia ... born Feb. 26, 1989 ... son of Arthur and Bethany Walker ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a management -consulting major.