Name: Shamus Anthony Walker
High school: Altoona Area
Positions: center, defensive tackle
College choice: Juniata
Other colleges considered: Westminster, Washington and Jefferson
Why I Picked Juniata: “Looking at colleges, I wanted to be in a place that would challenge me academically, continue to strengthen me athletically, and make me more social. Juniata is the place where you feel most at home. It is the most welcoming and friendly place, which offers a unique opportunity to study a concentration program, a football program that I can help develop, and a wonderful study abroad program that makes me feel will see the world. Overall, Juniata College is the college that I see that will provide me the most and the best opportunities to improve myself.
Biggest Achievement in High School: Being inducted into the National Honor Society and winning the District 6 Class 6A Football Championship
Quote from Coach Vince Nedimyer: “Shamus has been our most improved player this year and our best offensive lineman. He’s been working incredibly hard in the offseason, and it showed how well he is playing on a weekly basis. He’s been one of the main reasons we’ve been successful offensively this season. He will be missed and has a very bright future at the next level.
How I started playing football: “When I was 5 years old my parents signed me up at the YMCA in Hollidaysburg for the youth flag football program, and after that I knew football. was the sport I wanted to play. ”
Favorite college growing up: Penn State
Outside Interests: Disc golf, hiking, cooking, video games, hanging out with friends and family
What playing college means to me: “For me, playing college football means finding my second family. At Altoona, our team became friends, then more like brothers. We were always there for each other. Playing football in college makes sure I have more brothers, stay in shape, challenge my mind through our games, and have fun doing something I love. I am very happy to be a part of the football program at Juniata College. “
Probable university major: biology and pre-medicine
Parents: Shawn Paul Walker and Tonya Jeanne Walker