Walden, a senior from Tampa, Fla., was 11th in the country and first in the Pioneer Football league in kickoff returns this season as he averaged 27.2 yards per return.
He also returned kicks for touchdowns on consecutive weeks. His first was the game-winning score against Dayton and the next week he returned one 99 yards in the homecoming game against Marist.
In addition, Walden played at cornerback and had 16 tackles and nine pass breakups.
Walden is the most prolific kick returner in JU history with a 25.1 career return average and four touchdowns.