Walker rushed for 3,167 yards and scored 45 touchdowns, both setting state records, for the 1979 Johnson County team that won Class A. The rest was history, not the least of which was his 1982 Heisman Trophy-winning season at Georgia.
Walker no longer holds the Georgia high school record for touchdowns. That belongs to another former player from the current Region 3-A, Washaun Ealey of Emanuel County Institute. Ealey scored 58 in 2007.