My recent interview with Adam Brown of HottyToddy.com previewing tonight’s game vs. Ole Miss.
HottyToddy.com interviews former four-year starting Aggie QB, David Walker. Walker, still the 2nd winningest QB in Aggie history, discusses the upcoming Ole Miss vs. A&M game; the strengths and weaknesses of each team; and the impact players to watch.
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Maroon Madness Editor David Walker is the original four-year starting quarterback for Texas A&M University, a two-year team captain and the school’s all-time second-winningest quarterback. In 1973 he became a noted pioneer for America’s true freshman quarterbacks who have earned starting roles for D-1 programs. At 17, David became and still remains the youngest to ever play in a college game at the quarterback position. In the first Texas A&M game David ever saw, he took his first snap with the ball on the Aggies’ own one-yard line. Several months later the coaches voted him the Conference’s All-SWC Freshman of the Year.
He is a former algebra teacher, high school head football coach, father of two (one an A&M grad) and author of an extraordinary portrayal of amateur athletics narrated in his new book, “I’ll Tell You When You’re Good! – America’s 12th Man Quarterback.” Reviewers have called it the college football version of the great movie “Rocky,” which premiered in 1976. David is the only amateur quarterback to ever write a book regarding his football life.
His book provides an in-depth look at the transition from high school to major college, his difficult choice of leaving his beloved LSU for annual rival Texas A&M, and some very descriptive depictions of his coaches — Sulphur’s legendary Louisiana Hall of Famer, Shannon Suarez, and the father of the Wishbone, Emory Bellard. This season marks the 40th anniversary of the historic freshman year when David led the Aggies to their third-highest offensive totals in school history.
He is now one of 13 charter members of the Inaugural Sulphur High School Hall of Fame in Southwest Louisiana, all inducted at the school’s Centennial Celebration in April, 2013. Autographed Copies of David’s book and the official online museum of ’70s Aggie football featuring the Mad Dogs, the greatest defense to ever take the field for A&M, are available Now at 12thManQB.com. Follow David on Twitter @12thManQB, and also ‘like’ his Facebook page, 12th Man QB.
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