Jaylen Walton

Jaylen  Walton


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 172




No. 22 Rebels Regain Magnolia Bowl Trophy in 38-17 Win Over No. 15 LSU

Rebels Secure Third Victory Against a Top-15 Team This Season


Rebels Drop Wild Game to Razorbacks

Kelly Accounts for 478 Yards of Total Offense, Six TDs


No. 23 Ole Miss Overwhelms No. 15 Texas A&M

Rebels Limit Aggies to 192 Yards of Total Offense


No. 3 Ole Miss Outlasts Vanderbilt

Walton Runs for 133 Yards, One Score


No. 15 Ole Miss Routs UT Martin In Season Opener

Ten Different Rebels Score TDs


Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas (9/1/12)

Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas (9/1/12)

Named to the Paul Hornung Award preseason watch list.

CAREER: Holds school record with 1,542 career kick return yards entering his senior year ... Ranks sixth in school history with 3,354 career all-purpose yards.

Spring 2015: Ran five times for -4 yards and completed a 66-yard TD pass in the Grove Bowl.

2014: Led team with 586 rushing yards (106 carries), 1,176 all-purpose yards and seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving) ... Started every game at running back and also returned kicks ... Ranked 14th in SEC with 90.5 all-purpose ypg ... Totaled 19 catches for 206 yards and 18 kick returns for a 21.3-yard average ... Earned third letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Caught three passes for 51 yards, while rushing four times for -3 yards ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Rushed eight times for a team-high 35 yards and a TD ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Had seven carries for a team-high 89 yards and a TD, while catching two balls for 48 yards and another TD ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Rushed for a game-high 78 yards and a TD on 10 carries, had two catches for 9 yards an a kick return for 22 yards ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Caught the game-winning TD from 10 yards out (with 2:54 left in the game), rushed 11 times for 39 yards and had a 39-yard kick return ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Toted the rock nine times for 49 yards and had a 40-yard kick return ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Had 100 all-purpose yards (60 rush, 39 kick return, 1 receiving) and a rushing TD ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Had 12 rushes for 29 yards, four catches for 41 yards and returned two kicks for 36 yards ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Had six rushes for 22 yards, returned two kicks for 32 yards and caught a pass for a 1-yard loss ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Returned one kick for 23 yards ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Had seven carries for 37 yards and returned two kicks for 40 yards ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Had a career day with 203 all-purpose yards and 148 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a highlight-reel 91-yard touchdown run that is the third-longest play from scrimmage in school history ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): One catch for 5 yards, eight rushes for 3 yards and four kick returns for 78 yards.

2013: Played in every game with seven starts at running back ... Also served as the team’s primary kick returner ... Rushed 113 times for 523 yards (second on team) and six TDs (tied for team lead) ... Caught 29 passes (fourth on team) for 322 yards (fifth on team) and two TDs ... Returned 25 kicks for 515 yards (20.6 average) ... Led team with eight total TDs ... Ranked 12th in the SEC with 104.0 all-purpose ypg ... Ninth in the SEC with an average of 111.8 all-purpose yards in league games ... Earned second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Had two carries for 6 yards and one kick return for 14 yards ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Rushed a career-high 10 times for 34 yards and returned a kick for 5 yards ... at Texas (9/14/13): Ran the ball eight times for 37 yards with his second career rushing TD ... Also returned a kick for 18 yards ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Made his first career start, rushing twice for 4 yards and returning two kicks for 32 yards ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Ran five times for 7 yards, caught two passes for 10 yards and returned two kicks for 45 yards ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Totaled 184 all-purpose yards ... Rushed seven times for a team-high 41 yards, caught three passes for a career-high 61 yards and returned three kicks for 82 yards ... vs. #6 LSU (10/19/13): In his second career start, set career highs with 106 rush yards, two rushing TDs and 192 all-purpose yards (adding three catches for 24 yards and three kick returns for 62 yards) ... Named honorable mention All-Purpose Performer of the Week by CFPA ... vs. Idaho (10/26/13): Rushed 11 times for 86 yards and two TDs in start, while returning two kicks for 35 yards ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Piled up 173 all-purpose yards (8 rushing, career-high 86 receiving, 79 kick return) and had a career-high five catches ... Named honorable mention All-Purpose Performer of the Week by CFPA ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Piled up 143 all-purpose yards (62 rushing, 81 receiving) with two total TDs in start ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Recorded 128 all-purpose yards (42 rushing, 42 receiving, 44 kick return) in start ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Rushed 10 times for 37 yards, caught a career-high six passes for 15 yards and returned three kicks for 55 yards in start ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Rushed for 53 yards on 16 carries, caught two passes for 3 yards and returned three kicks for 44 yards in start ... Named preseason All-SEC fourth team by Phil Steele as a kick returner ... Listed on the CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy preseason watch list.

2012: SEC All-Freshman team (ESPN.com) ... Played in every game as the team’s primary kick returner and at RB ... Returned 26 kicks for 643 yards and a touchdown ... Rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and caught three passes for 57 yards and another TD ... Ranked 4th in the SEC and 33rd in the NCAA with a 24.7-yard kick return average ... Scored a touchdown in each of his first three college outings ... Earned first letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Rushed twice for nine yards, including a TD, in his college debut ... Scored on a 10-yard run the first time he touched the ball in a college game ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Rushed three times for 26 yards and caught a 51-yard TD pass from Bo Wallace ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Recorded the fifth 100-yard kick return for a TD in school history ... Also rushed once for two yards ... at Tulane (9/22): Rushed three times for 10 yards ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Rushed once for 4 yards, made one catch for 5 yards and returned one kick for 15 yards ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Returned four kicks for an average of 15.3 yards ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Ran twice for 16 yards and returned a kick for 25 yards ... at Arkansas (10/27): Returned two kicks for an average of 37.0 yards ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Caught one pass for a yard, rushed once for a loss of five yards and returned a kick for 20 yards ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Returned two kicks for 64 yards and a long of 44 yards ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Returned five kicks for 73 yards with a long of 27 yards ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Returned four kicks for 84 yards with a long of 30 ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Rushed 10 times for a season-high 56 yards and returned two kicks for 83 yards (long of 49) ... Member of the 2012 signing class.

HIGH SCHOOL: The Commercial Appeal Class 5A Player of the Year ... A SuperPrep All-Region selection and rated the No. 18 player in Tennessee ... Earned Class 5A All-State honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Listed No. 106 on the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated the No. 8 all-purpose RB in the nation and the No. 12 player in the state by Rivals.com ... Rated the No. 56 RB in the nation by Scout.com ... Rushed for 2,584 yards and 33 TDs as a senior ... Posted more than 2,200 yards rushing and 38 TDs as a junior ... Helped lead his team to a 9-4 record and the quarterfinals in the Class 5A playoffs his senior year ... Played in the Memphis All-Star Classic ... Coached in high school by Duron Sutton.

PERSONAL: Son of John and Reasia Walton ... Full name is Jaylen Marcellus Walton ... Born: Jan. 21, 1994 ... Business management major ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 ... Made SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll in 2012-13.


    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

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    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




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