Eli Walker has been with the Pittsburgh Maulers for the past two seasons in the USFL. In 2022, he was solid, recording 15 tackles for the team.
However, Walker saw a larger, more impactful role in 2023. He played all ten regular season games, starting in five of them. This year, Eli posted 33 tackles, an interception, and one sack for Pittsburgh.
Eli Walker, who's been tremendous for the @USFLMaulers in 2023, just came up with a big-time scoop and score to put Pittsburgh up 10.
He also had a clutch fumble six in week ten, as Pittsburgh punched their postseason ticket against the New Jersey Generals.
In the USFL Championship, Walker had a touchdown – but it was called back due to an illegal forward handoff.
According to Pro Football Focus, Eli Walker finished the USFL season as the fourth highest graded Pittsburgh Maulers player, with an overall grade of 78.8. Walker took a major step forward in the 2023 USFL season, and now will look to build upon that success next year.
New GM Dennis Polian has been quite aggressive in re-signing athletes for the 2024 season, including:
RB Madre London WR Tre Walker TE Matt Seybert OT Justin Evans OG Jon Dietzen C Brayden Patton C Xavier Dampeer DL Chris Okoye Jr. DT Terry Beckner Jr. DT Will Miles DE Nasir Player CB Keith Gipson Jr. S Malcolm Elmore
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