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Erik Walden  

Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference Played in all 13 games Had a career-best 48 tackles on the season

Voted a first team All-Sun Belt selection by the league's coaches and media ... Played in 10 games and earned nine starts ... Had 46 stops on the season to go along with 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, and a safety ... Played 603 total snaps ... Named to Rotary Lombardi Watch List in March ... Had three sacks in the Blue-White game ... Voted preseason all-SBC ... Registered four tackles, including one for lost yardage against FAU ... Had two tackles at Louisville and LSU ... Added six stops, including two for lost yardage and a forced fumble against WKU ... Did not play against FIU or UVA due to a toe injury ... Played 48 snaps in his return against Memphis but did not have a tackle ... Had one stop in win over ASU ... Enjoyed a monster game at North Texas with three tackles for loss, a sack, his first career interception, and a safety ... Had a career-high 12 tackles, including two for loss of yards at ULM ... Registered a personal-best 11 solo tackles against ULL ... Had three tackles and a pass breakup at Troy.

Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Played in all 13 games ... Had a career-best 48 tackles on the season, including a school record 11.5 sacks (ranked 10th nationally) ... Also had three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 14.5 tackles for loss ... Was listed as the starter at left defensive end coming out of spring drills ... Tallied five tackles and a forced fumble in the Blue-White Spring Game ... Was presented the Dr. James E. Walker Junior Academic award at the spring game ... Recorded a sack, a fumble recovery, and a forced fumble in 44 snaps against FIU to earn a "winning performance" from the coaching staff ... Had three tackles at Maryland ... Registered four tackles, including two quarterback sacks in 35 plays against Tennessee Tech and earned a "winning performance" ... Collected five tackles in 28 plays at Oklahoma ... Did not record a tackle at North Texas but came back with six stops and a tackle for loss against no. 8 Louisville ... Registered three tackles and a sack at Louisiana-Monroe to earn a "winning performance" ... Had one tackle and a pass breakup in win at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Collected three tackles and a sack in win over FAU ... Became the all-time sacks leader at Middle Tennessee with two against Arkansas State and finished the game with a personal-best seven tackles ... Added three tackles against South Carolina ... Had six tackles including 3.5 tackles for loss and a career-best 2.5 sacks against Troy ... Led the Blue Raiders against Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl with six tackles and two quarterback sacks.


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