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Mark Walton
Player Profile:
Mark Walton 2206950
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Booker T. Washington
Major: Criminology
2016 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (ACSMA)
2016 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (Coaches)

2016 (Sophomore): Served as team's starting running back and finished with 1,117 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns...Added 27 receptions totaling 240 yards and one receiving touchdown...Earned third-team All-ACC recognition from both Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and ACC coaches...Started all 13 games...1,117 rushing yards were seventh-most in single season in program history while 14 rushing touchdowns tied for third-most in single season...Had six 100-yard rushing games...Made first career start and ran for 116 yards in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3)...Averaged 7.7 yards per carry, long run of 37 yards, and scored one touchdown against Rattlers...100-yard game vs. FAMU was first of career...Recorded first four-touchdown game of career in dominant performance against FAU (Sept. 10)...Totaled career-high 155 rushing yards on 17 carries (9.1 average) with scoring runs of 7, 3, 16 and 30 yards against Owls...Four-rushing TD game was first by Miami running back since Tyrone Moss in 2005...Became first UM running back since Duke Johnson to post three straight 100-yard games with 130-yard performance in start against Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Averaged 8.1 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns, including career-long 80-yard run on Miami's first offensive play...Totaled 44 rushing yards including 14-yard TD in start at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Added three catches against Yellow Jackets totaling 29 receiving yards...Rushed for 39 yards and added 42 receiving yards against Florida State (Oct. 8)...Totaled 82 rushing yards on career-high 24 carries in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)...Added 23 yards on three receptions against Tar Heels...Recorded 38 yards on 11 carries in start at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)...Added three catches totaling 11 yards against Hokies...Started and totaled 45 rushing yards on 18 carries at Notre Dame (Oct. 29), including ninth rushing TD of season...Recorded 38 receiving yards on three catches against Fighting Irish...Totaled 125 yards on just 14 rushes, including 55-yard touchdown run, in start vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Added three catches for 24 yards against Panthers...Had game-high 111 yards on 16 carries in win at Virginia (Nov. 13), averaging 6.9 yards per carry...15-yard touchdown run in fourth quarter helped seal victory against Cavaliers...100-yard rushing performance against Virginia was fifth of season...Eclipsed 1,000 yards for season with 120 rushing yards on 19 carries in win at NC State (Nov. 19)...Recorded three touchdowns on scoring runs of 30, 1 and 24 yards against Wolfpack...Compiled 106 all-purpose yards, including 30-yard touchdown reception, in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)...Finished with game-high 60 rushing yards against Blue Devils...Had 52 rushing yards on 17 carries in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

2015 (True Freshman): Enjoyed an impressive first season with the Hurricanes, playing in all 13 games...Ended the season second on the team with 1,054 all-purpose yards...Led team with 10 total touchdowns: - nine rushing and one receiving...Made career debut in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and tallied 85 rushing yards on just 10 carries...Scored first touchdown of career on five-yard run in third quarter...Had three-TD performance vs. FAU (Sept .11), totaling 42 yards on 14 carries...Scoring runs vs. Owls came on carries of 4, 1 and 4 yards, marking only third three-TD game by true freshman Hurricane in last 20 years...Had four catches for 20 yards vs. Owls...Recorded 10 carries and one 13-yard catch vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)...Posted career-long 26-yard catch at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)...Totaled 34 rushing yards, one rushing TD and 40 receiving yards vs. Bearcats...Recorded one carry at Florida State (Oct. 10)...Totaled 37 yards on 12 carries vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)...Had four carries against Clemson (Oct. 24)...Averaged 4.5 yards per carry against Duke (Oct. 31), totaling 49 yards on 11 carries...Had then-career long run of 27 yards vs. Blue Devils...Played key role on return team that delivered miracle TD as time expired to seal win over Duke...Had 59 yards on 11 carries against Virginia (Nov. 7), including sixth rushing TD of season...Totaled 104 all-purpose yards at North Carolina (Nov. 14), including 40 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards...Recorded second three-touchdown game of career against Georgia Tech (Nov. 21), including rushing TDs of four yards and one yard...Recorded first receiving touchdown of career against Yellow Jackets on 25-yard catch-and-run...Registered career-high 80 receiving yards at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)...Caught three passes for 57 yards and rushed nine times for 26 yards and one touchdown in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State. 

High School: Earned a four-star rating from ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports…Tabbed as the third-best running back in the state of Florida and 11th–best running back in the country by ESPN…Listed as the fourth-best running back in the state of Florida and 20th-best running back in the country by 247Sports…As a senior, rushed for 1,472 yards and 22 touchdowns…Finished his career with 2,769 yards and 45 touchdowns…In Booker T.’s 54-35 state championship win, had 89 yards and two TDs receiving to go along with another 184 yds and three TDs rushing…Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and South Carolina.

 WALTON CAREER STATISTICS - RUSHING
SEASON G-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13-13 209 1,117 5.3 14 80T
2015 13-0 130 461 3.5 9 27
CAREER 26-13 339 1,578 4.7 23 80

 WALTON CAREER STATISTICS - RECEIVING
SEASON G-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13-13 27 240 8.9 1 30T
2015 13-0 22 293 13.3 1 41
CAREER 26-13 49 533 10.9 2 41

 WALTON CAREER STATISTICS - KICK RETURNS
SEASON G-GS RET YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13-13 0 0 - 0 -
2015 13-0 17 300 17.6 0 32
CAREER 26-13 17 300 17.6 0 32
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