Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Utes have firepower on offense, defense
UTAH: Played in 45 games with 14 starts in his career, which began as a true freshman ... played mostly on special teams his first three seasons before moving into a starting role at strong safety as a senior.
2013-Played and started in all 12 games at strong safety ... tied for third on the team in total tackles (69) ... 4.0 tackles for loss (1 sack) was best of the Ute defensive backs ... five pass breakups and an interception ... career-high eight tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss vs. USC ... led Utah in tackles (7) against Washington State ... also had seven tackles vs. Oregon State (1.0 TFL) and BYU ... stopped BYU twice on fourth down in the last two minutes of Utah's win in Provo, intercepting on a pass on the Utah 17-yard line and breaking up another fourth-down pass on the Utah 7-yard line.
2012-Played in 10 games with one start (Arizona) ... nine total tackles ... two tackles against Washington State, Arizona and Colorado.
2011-Played in 11 games with one start at free safety (vs. BYU) ... 11 total tackles ... four tackles included a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against BYU ... five tackles vs. Montana State.
2010-Played in 12 games on special teams ... eight total tackles ... two tackles against both Iowa State and Colorado State ... lettered ... Academic all-MWC.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 District 18 4A Defensive Player of the Year ... 2008 District 18 4A Newcomer of the Year ... 2009 all-valley ... linebacker also played running back ... 130 tackles with 38 TFL as a senior ... Brenham High (Texas) played in the 2009 state championship game.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael Anderson and Lashundra Walker ... one brother and two sisters ... cousin Limas Sweed played for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... enjoys riding horses and owns a Tennessee Walker ... earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in the fall of 2013 ... full name is Michael Charles Walker ... born May 15, 1992.