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Veteran NAL Defensive Back Ken Walton II Returns to Sharks

01/17/2020 2:51 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced today the signing of Defensive Back Ken Walton II. Walton enters his sixth season of arena football and second with the Sharks.


Walton (6’2, 195) last played for the Carolina Cobras where he spent the last two seasons as a defensive back. During the 2019 season Walton played in eight games racking up 10 tackles, seven pass breakups, and one interception before being released. . In 2018, Walton began the season with the Jacksonville Sharks, where he played in five games before finishing the season with the Cobras. Walton ended up being a part of Carolina winning its first ever NAL Championship title. Overall, Walton combined for 26 tackles, seven pass breakups, one tackles for loss, and three interceptions in 2018.


Prior to his championship season, Walton played for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks during the 2017 season where he totaled 27 tackles and one interception. In 2016, Walton played for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks where he totalled 25 tackles, nine pass breakups, and nine interceptions. Walton also helped the Steelhawks in a record season, leading them to a playoff berth. Starting his career in 2015, Walton  earned a roster spot with the Nashville Venom of the PIFL after an open tryout.


Walton spent his college career at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi after transferring from Cumberland College. Walton is a native of Lebanon, TN and attended Lebanon Highschool.    


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