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Josh Walker nominated to play in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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Josh Walker of the Gilmer Buckeyes has become only the fourth Gilmer football player ever to receive a nomination to the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Previous nominees have been Curtis Brown, David Snow and Justin Johnson. All three were also selected to play in the game.

Walker, an incoming senior outside linebacker and running back for the Buckeyes, has already given a verbal commitment to play for the Texas A&M Aggies.

Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - Josh Walker nominated to play in 2014 U S Army All American Bowl

Josh Walker of the Buckeyes nominated for 2014 Army All-American Bowl
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GILMER BUCKEYE incoming senior linebacker Josh Walker was announced last week as one of the nominees to play in the 2014 Army All-American Bowl game that will be televised nationally and played at the Alamodome in San Antonio in January.

Read more:The Gilmer Mirror - Josh Walker of the Buckeyes nominated for 2014 Army All American Bowl


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