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J.W. Walsh | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215

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Oklahoma State senior QB J.W. Walsh completed 9-of-14 passes for 124 yards while rushing for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Friday's 48-20 loss to Ole Miss in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Walsh closed out the game after the Rebels jumped to a 34-6 halftime advantage, taking over for ineffective sophomore QB Mason Rudolph. While a comeback was out of the question, a mini-resurgence occurred under Walsh's guidance. Despite coming on late, he led the Cowboys with his 74 rushing yards. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior scooted in for scores from two yards out near the end of the third quarter and eight yards out near the end of the fourth. He finishes his collegiate career having thrown for a total of 3,817 passing yards with a 36/10 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 1,036 yards and 25 touchdowns. It was noted during Friday's broadcast that Walsh wants to coach in the future. Sat, Jan 2, 2016 12:48:00 AM

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Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy said he expects senior QB J.W. Walsh "to play at least half the [Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss]."

Sophomore QB Mason Rudolph started 11 of Oklahoma State's 12 games, but suffered a small fracture in his foot against Baylor and is just now healthy enough to resume team practice. Because of this, senior QB J.W. Walsh has seen the majority of work in practice to this point. Said Gundy, "I would say that with the increased role and number of practice reps that J.W.’s gotten, we would expect him to play at least half the game, either way, depending on Mason’s health." The waters will be murkier if Rudolph's able to get back to game speed on short order for the New Year's Day bowl, but at the very least, expect Walsh to play legitimate minutes.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 06:46:00 PM

Oklahoma State senior QB J.W. Walsh called last season's 28-7 loss to Texas "rock bottom."

"So starting off the Big 12 [schedule], we want to have a big win against a big opponent on the road, especially because of last year," said Walsh. He's ceded starting duties to sophomore gunslinger Mason Rudolph, but his point stands well enough. Oklahoma State's offense managed just nine first downs in their 28-7 loss last season. They should be able to improve on that number easily enough, given the completely porous defense Texas has presented in 2015. The Longhorns are allowing 37 points a game, with both Malik Zaire and Jared Goff shredding them for huge passing days.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 06:44:00 PM

Oklahoma State junior QB J.W. Walsh underwent surgery on his right foot Thursday morning and is out indefinitely.

That's the bad news. This is the good: "(The injury) is not as severe as what was originally thought," head coach Mike Gundy said on Monday. The Tulsa World reported Walsh is suffering from a soft-tissue injury, and he did not suffer a fracture in his foot in last week's 40-23 win over Missouri State. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound redshirt junior, the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2012, will give way to redshirt junior Daxx Garman. Stud true freshman Mason Rudolph is now the primary backup, so Garman is advised to start quickly.
Source: Tulsa World
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 08:09:00 PM

Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy said junior QB J.W. Walsh will be kept in a boot until Tuesday, and then his status for the game against UTSA will be decided.

Reports surfaced on Sunday said Walsh suffered a broken foot and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. College programs are not forced to disclose every piece of injury info, so it remains to be seen if Gundy is telling the whole truth here or if the report was bogus. Daxx Garman filled in for an injured J.W. Walsh.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Oklahoma State junior QB J.W. Walsh suffered a broken foot in the school's win over Missouri State, according to 107.7's Sam Mayes.

Mayes is a former Oklahoma State offensive lineman and hosts a mid-morning show. Walsh left the school's game and went directly to the locker room. He later returned on crutches. Redshirt junior Daxx Garman filled in for Walsh and did so at a high level.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 09:27:00 PM

Oklahoma State QB J.W. Walsh exited the school's game against Missouri State to get X-rays on his lower body.

Walsh limped off the field after scoring a touchdown and went to the locker room. He later returned to the sideline on crutches. Redshirt junior Daxx Garman will fill in for Walsh. He has never attempted a pass for the Cowboys.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Oklahoma State's Academic Progress Rate fell below the NCAA requirement and will result in one less practice day per week, according to beat writer John Helsley.

The NCAA minimum requirement is 930 spanning a four-year period or 940 over a two-year period. "OSU fell a fraction of a point shy of avoiding penalty, with its number at 929.41 for the last four years," Helsley writes. "The Cowboys avoided a more damaging postseason ban." The NCAA raised their minimums for this season. The penalty is limited to one season.
Source: News OK
Wed, May 14, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Oklahoma State sophomore QB J.W. Walsh shouldered the blame for the Cowboys' failed series near the goal line.

On second down Walsh threw an incomplete pass in the corner of the end zone from a three running back set. The quarterback was quizzed on the playafter the game and answered, "It was a designed run (called) from the sideline. It was a designed run all week in practice. I signaled fade to Tracy and I threw it." The Cowboys have incorporated more running plays to fit Walsh's game, but he relied on his arm in this situation.
Source: Tulsa World
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:57:00 AM

Oklahoma State sophomore QB J.W. Walsh completed 20 of 47 attempts for 322 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 30-21 loss to WVU.

Walsh added 52 rushing yards. The Cowboys had to alter their offense to include more quarterback runs and options with Walsh at the helm, and he struggled against a poor Mountaineer defense. Oklahoma State will drop form the No. 11 spot.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Oklahoma State players received improper benefits in the form of money during the early-to-mid 2000's, according to Sports Illustrated's George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans.

Cowboys starting quarterback J.W. Walsh was not one of the players involved, but we needed a current member of the football team to post this story under. "Between postgame handouts from football staff and the largesse of boosters, Cowboys players had ample opportunties to receive under-the-table income," the piece's headline reads. "In separate interviews, eight former Cowboys told SI they received cash payments and 29 other OSU players were named by teammates as having also taken money." Cornerback Darrent Williams, wide receiver Adarius Bowman, and running back Tatum Bell were a few of the former players listed. This is just the first installment in a five part series, so expect multiple other posts regarding the findings.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Oklahoma State plans to alter their offensive gameplan with sophomore QB J.W. Walsh locked in to the starting job.

The Cowboys will utilize fewer four wide receiver sets that fans have been accustomed to. This means there will be more personnel packages with three running backs to take advantage of Walsh's success in an option/three-back pistol offense. "We installed that last spring," offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said. "It was effective back then, so we continued to work at it. We studied tape of the San Francisco 49ers, who ran it well with Colin Kaepernick. We tried to grab some film from that. They ran some of those exact plays out of that formation, so we just looked at a lot of their tape."
Source: ESPN
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy announced sophomore QB J.W. Walsh will start against UT San Antonio.

The Cowboys went scoreless in the first quarter against Mississippi State, an uncharacteristic occurrence for a high powered offense. Walsh came in for Clint Chelf and completed 18 of 27 attempts for 135 yards. He added 125 rushing yards and a score on 13 carries.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Oklahoma State freshman QB J.W. Walsh has been cleared to practice and play after an undisclosed injury kept him sidelined since October 20.

At one point, it was expected that Walsh would miss the remainder of the season, but that was changed to a three to five week time frame. The former starter shed his crutches and should regain the starting spot once head coach Mike Gundy is satisfied with his progress.
Source: Tulsa World
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 09:21:00 AM

The father of Oklahoma State freshman QB J.W. Walsh explained that the injury his son sustained will not require surgery.

The report added that the injury will only keep Walsh out three to five weeks, which disputes head coach Mike Gundy's conclusion that it would be season ending. Still, expect to see fellow freshman Wes Lunt drawing the remainder of the starts, if he stays healthy.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 09:08:00 AM