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."

Walker, above, inherits Suter's many roles.