DE-Kent Walker back for 2023 run
The Erie Express are pleased to announce the signing of DE-Kent Walker (Kent State University) for the 2023 season. Kent begins his second season with the Express and is one of our starters in the defensive rotation.
Last season the Express won the USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship, won our Division for the fourth year in a row and qualified for the GDFL National Playoffs for the seventh season in a row. In January we will be heading to Florida to face the Minneapolis Warriors in the USA Bowl Spring Division National Championship Bowl Game. The above mentioned team accolades would not have been possible without Kent's help.
Walker is a graduate of Kittanning High School where he was a 4 star recruit as a linebacker. Kent earned 1st Team All Conference honors his Junior and Senior seasons as a linebacker and 2nd team honors as a tight end. Kent holds the single season sack record with 12. As a senior Kent was rated the fourth-best linebacker and was ranked 20th on the list of the Top 50 prep school players by Rivals.com
Upon graduation Kent spent a season at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia before finishing his college career at Kent State University.
"Kent did an amazing job for us last season. In his first game in Florida he recorded his first sack of the season and set the tone for an amazing year. We love what he brings to the team and his relentless pursuit for excellence. Kent is a team first player and has proven himself on and off the field. He brings a winners mindset to every practice and game and we are blessed to have him back on board with us and are expecting another great season from him in 2023"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
Kent's family has a deep history of former pro and collegiate football players. His cousin Gus Frerotte played multiple seasons in the NFL as a quarterback. Uncle Mitch Frerotte, a former guard at Penn State and a four-year NFL veteran who played in the Super Bowl with the Buffalo Bills, father Ed played middle linebacker at Wake Forest. His older brothers Karl played for Marshall University and Kraig played for Indiana of Pennsylvania.
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Welcome aboard the PAINTRAIN Kent! GO EXPRESS!