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Mark Walton | Running Back

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195

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Miami junior RB Mark Walton, who will declare for the NFL Draft, is expected to be healthy in time to participate in the NFL Combine.
Walton went down in early October with a right ankle injury that required surgery. Walton has a chance to land in the top 100 if he has a clean process and his medicals check out. Nov 29 - 11:39 AM

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Miami junior RB Mark Walton will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.

According to Inside the League's Neil Stratton, Walton has signed with agent Zac Hiller, ending his collegiate eligibility. Walton (5'9/205) will be an interesting evaluation for NFL scouts. The talent is obviously there -- he rushed for 428 yards on 7.6 YPC in four games this season before going down and dropped 1,117 yards and 14 scores on 5.3 YPC last year -- but Walton faces durability questions. He was shut down in early October due to an ankle injury. Last Month, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah wrote that Walton has "outstanding vision, instincts and balance" and is "ultra quick in short areas" in addition to being a "capable receiver out of the backfield." Right now, we'd peg him as a late-Day 2 or early-Day 3 value. That could change for the better or worse depending on his medicals and how he tests out in Indy at the NFL Combine.
Source: Diehards
Nov 28 - 4:49 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton will undergo season-ending surgery on his right ankle.

Walton injured his ankle near the end of Saturday's win over Florida State. Miami HC Mark Richt declined to offer further specifics as to the exact nature of that injury, but explained that "it’s the type of surgery that guys that have had it have recovered 100-percent and never had an issue with that type of thing again." The loss is a significant one for the Hurricanes, as Walton had rushed for 428 yards (7.6 YPC) and three touchdowns in four games this season. Travis Homer (213 yards, 8.3 YPC, three touchdowns) will take on the bulk of carries moving forward with Walton sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.
Oct 9 - 2:08 AM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (ankle) is not listed on the injury report in advance of Saturday's game against Florida State.

Walton has been dealing on-and-off with an ankle injury over the last two weeks, but it has not stopped him from rushing for a combined 255 yards in wins over Toledo and Duke. If the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder is limited or held out on Saturday, Travis Homer would take over starting duties in the backfield for the Hurricanes.
Oct 5 - 2:32 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton "is going to play" against Florida State despite dealing with an ankle injury.

Head coach Mark Richt said Walton practiced all week and is in a similar situation to where he was heading into the Game against Duke. He ultimately produced 130 total yards before leaving early with the ankle injury. Miami has lost seven straight to FSU.
Oct 4 - 11:28 AM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton had 130 total yards in a 31-6 victory over Duke on Friday, but left the game early with what appears to be an ankle injury.

Walton (5'9/205) didn't find much room on the ground; rushing for 51 yards on 17 carries, but he burned the Blue Devils through the air, catching four passes for 79 yards. The game ended on a sour note, however, as Walton appeared to re-aggravate his ankle injury. He was able to get off the field on his own, but was limping noticeably after the game. Expect a questionable tag -- at best -- for Miami's game next week against Florida State.
Sep 29 - 10:35 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury and left the game against Duke on Friday.

Walton was playing with an ankle injury he suffered against Toledo, and it's possible he aggravated it. He did get off the field on his own. We'll have more on the injury when more information is presented.
Sep 29 - 10:09 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (ankle) did not participate in practice on Tuesday.

Walton sprained his ankle in Saturday's win over Toledo, exiting (and reappearing) on at least two occasions on his way to rolling to a career-best 204 yards rushing on only 11 carries. He is expected to be able to play in Friday's showdown with Duke.
Sep 26 - 6:03 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton will "be fine" despite suffering an ankle injury and is expected to practice this week ahead of Friday's game against Duke.

Walton's output was crazy on Saturday, as he rushed for over 200 yards on just 11 carries. Head coach Mark Richt called Walton "one of the best players I’ve been around," and we all know how many great backs Richt has coached.
Sep 25 - 10:33 AM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (ankle) rushed for 204 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries in Saturday's 52-30 win over Toledo.

An odd -- if spectacular -- game for Walton, who sat out a chunk of it after rolling his ankle in the first half. No matter, as he would return in the second half to continue his personal demolition of the Rockets. Walton averaged a meaty 18.54 YPC in the win and ripped off a 44-yard touchdown run to open the game's scoring a few minutes into the first quarter. Miami has played just two games this season, but Walton is already up to 352 yards rushing on the year. He'll try to keep it going against Duke next Friday.
Sep 23 - 8:14 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (ankle) returned in the second half of Saturday's game against Toledo.

Walton was injured in the first half and it looked like he might not return to the contest, but he was ultimately able to make a triumphant comeback after being checked out in the locker room.
Sep 23 - 7:03 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (ankle) remained in the locker room to start the second half of Saturday's game against Toledo.

Walton exited in the first half and has yet to take a carry in the second half. There had been some hope that the junior might be able to play after halftime, but that's looking somewhat unlikely at this juncture. Travis Homer will likely finish out the game in Walton's absence.
Sep 23 - 6:02 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Saturday's game against Toledo, but is expected to return to the game.

Walton tweaked his ankle after having his foot stepped on. Looks like he has avoided serious injury, though the Hurricanes might play things cautiously if he shows any signs of ill-health as the game progresses.
Sep 23 - 5:04 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (hip) rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday's 41-13 win over Bethune-Cookman.

Walton scored a pair of short touchdowns in Saturday's breezy opening victory. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder was dealing with a bit of a bruised hip suffered midway through August camp, but looked no worse for the wear in averaging 9.25 YPC with a long run of 47 yards against Bethune-Cookman. Miami will do battle with Arkansas State next weekend as they take on their first FBS foe of the year.
Sep 2 - 5:17 PM

Miami junior RB Mark Walton (hip) received limited work during the team's scrimmage on Saturday.

Walton (5'9/195) bruised his hip in scrimmage a week ago. While he was not held out completely on Saturday, he received just three carries, as HC Mark Richt and staff did not want to push their lead back. This past season, Walton rushed for 1,117 yards (5.3 YPC) and 14 touchdowns.
Aug 19 - 2:20 PM