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Notre Dame's Wide Receiver Deion Walker Transfers To UMass

Former Irish Receiver, Deion Walker has transferred to the University of Massachusetts. The news came out earlier today.

Walker will be using his 5th year of eligibility to play for UMass. At Notre Dame his Freshman year, the wide out was Red-Shirted.

The Minutemen will be adding a player who has not see much of the field in his time at South Bend. Walker has made 7 game appearances since 2009, and he didn’t see any time last year. According to ESPN’s game log, Walker has only made 1 catch his entire career.

“We are very excited about having Deion join us for the upcoming season,” said    Minutemen  head coach Charley Molnar. “Having worked with Deion at Notre Dame,  he is a terrific person and will make the most of this opportunity. Along with Hafis  Williams and Michael Cox, Deion will also be able to make an immediate impact on the program — both on and off the field.” -Fox News

The UMass football program will be entering the FBS Mid American Conference next season. In the past, the Minutemen have been playing their football in the FCS (Division 1AA).




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