Former Braves football standout Arnold Walker pursues professional football career

Alcorn State University alumnus and former Braves football running back Arnold Walker has plans of playing professional football in another country.

Walker, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications in 2013, recently created a profile that highlights his most impressive moments on the field during his days at Alcorn. Despite the challenges of possibly playing professional football in another country, Walker is determined to fulfill his dream of playing in front of thousands of dedicated football fans.

“They say you never know where certain opportunities may take you, so I decided to attempt to take my talents to a country outside of the United States,” said Walker. “I’m taking the long route to achieving my dream.”

While touting the pigskin for the Braves, Walker was able to accumulate some history making statistics. In his senior year in 2013, he became the Braves all-time leader in rushing yards with a career total of 2,806 yards. He rushed for 1,191 yards on 224 carries and scored 16 touchdowns during that season. His 16 scores broke the Braves’ single-season rushing touchdowns record. He also broke a 21-year-old record for most points scored by one player with a total of 96 points, surpassing Harry Brown and Tim McNair.

If Walker is afforded the chance to display his skills for a professional team, he will be familiar with the process. Following his historic senior season as a Brave, he tried out for the Atlanta Falcons. He understands the hard work that goes into being a successful athlete.

“You have to put in countless hours of preparation by studying film, working out and dieting. Pushing yourself is key! Doing what’s necessary to be greater than the next man is important. Let’s not forget branding yourself with social media. All of these things are what makes an athlete phenomenal.”

To watch Walker’s college football highlights, visit

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