Monday, May 6, 2013

A special day for an Okanagan football player.

Vernon resident Matt Walker was drafted by the BC Lions.

The 21 year-old will compete for a spot on the Lions as a defensive back, a position he started playing after a brief stint two years ago with the Okanagan Sun.

'There starting safety got injured so it was a predicament that they said hey, do you want to try this for a practice or two just to help out.  I tried it out and haven't looked back ever since."   

Walker attended the Lions spring training camp last month and did enough to convince the Lions to draft him.

Last season, Walker, played with the UBC Thunderbirds. 

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