Jo Jo Walker Takes Over For Steve Suter

Jo Jo Walker Takes Over For Steve Suter

Network News

X Profile
View More Activity
Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Unlike Shawne Merriman and Domonique Foxworth, Suter wasn't taken in the NFL draft, instead heading to Canada to play with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Still, his impact during four seasons at Maryland is hard to ignore. He racked up 1,271 punt return yards, the most in ACC history. He wound up with the third-most kickoff return yards in Maryland history and one of the school's best yards-per-catch ratios. And while last season was hardly his best, Suter still provided the occasional jolt of excitement for a team that sorely needed it.

The 5-foot-9, 169-pound Walker will be asked to provide such excitement this year; he will inherit Suter's varied roles as a starting wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner. To prepare for the latter, the senior from Carrollton, Tex., spent the summer watching video of every punt return in Suter's career, "just soaking in all the information he's told me over the years," Walker said. "It's not about equaling what he's done; it's about coming out and using my talents."

Whether lined up in the slot or out wide, Walker's performance at receiver will also be critical for a team that was short-handed at wideout during spring practice before bringing in five touted freshmen this summer.

"I have to be a lot more productive, a lot more consistent," Walker said. "I'm trying my best to fill Steve Suter's big shoes."


More in the Sports Section

Terps

Terrapins Insider

Get the latest updates on Maryland basketball and football.

Recruiting Insider

Recruiting Insider

Josh Barr keeps you in the loop on the local and national prep talent.

Bog

D.C. Sports Bog

Dan Steinberg gives you an inside look at all of your favorite local teams.

© 2005 The Washington Post Company

Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity