High School RB Jacob Walker sat down with NFL Heads and was an absolute delight to talk to. Walker comes from Augusta Christian High School in Augusta Georgia and hopefully plans to enter the draft one day.
What to you is the most passionate part of football for you?
Walker said that the post passionate part of football is definitely the opportunities to get better every day. Walker talked about how football is an opportunity to get better each day, and every game and practice you can get better. Walker hates losing, and wants to compete more than anything.
What do you think sets you apart from other running backs in the draft?
Walker said that his speed, strength, and versatility all set him apart from other running backs, and players in general.
Was there an NFL athlete you have looked up to in your career?
Walker says that he wants to be known for his own playing style, but tries to model his game after Alvin Kamara. Walker also looks to Saquon Barkley. Walker believes modeling himself after both of these players, and also developing his own styles can bring great improvement to whatever RB room he plays in. Walker also says that he looks to Beckham for speed.
Is there a teammate or coach that has made a lasting impact on your career?
Walker looks to Freshman Coach Walden (retired sophomore year), who was as much help to him off the field as he was on the field. Walden has always been there for him, and Walker says he is like a second father figure. Walker said that Walden has also helped him in track.
If you have your choice of which NFL team you could play for who would it be?
Walker said if he has his choice, he would like to play for the New Orleans Saints one day. Walker says he wants to play for LSU and college, and hopes he can help lead them to another championship while he is there.
What specific role do you see yourself in on an NFL team?
Walker again talks about how he thinks of himself as a very versatile player. Like Kamara, he sees himself playing multiple roles and not just sticking to one position. Walker says he can make an impact all over the field, not just at the running back position
What is the most important part of being a player to you?
Walker talked about the we over me. Walker talked about how football is an 11 man game. You can’t win unless you give it your all, and look out for your brothers. Walker also talked about the importance of making off the ball moves, for example the importance of blocking downfield. In the end, Walker wrapped up with saying that there is no I in team, and nobody can be in it just for themselves
What was the most impactful game you have ever played in?
Walker talked about a playoff game vs. Trinity Burns PG. Walker’s team hadn’t won a playoff game in 8 years, and did it for the first time that day. His TD put them up by 2, and the game was very impactful to change school history.
What do you want your football legacy to be?
Walker wants people to know he had a big legacy both on and off the field. Walker wants to be a player that is extremely grateful for what they have and wants to help other people. Walker wants to help guide people towards greatness and advise them to achieve that.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Walker says he is a child of God that is going to give it his all, and play as the biggest guy on the field. He says his attitude and strength shows what kind of player he is.
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