JJ Walker makes his Southern debut
In case you missed it, Saturday marked the debut of a guy everyone in the Jaguars locker room regards as a natural born superstar. The 5 star prospect out of West Feliciana, JJ Walker
JJ hitting the field with his Jag teammates for the first time since signing with the team in March. But that wasn't the first time we were introduced to JJ here at WBRZ. We first met him in 2012, when he wanted to tackle bad guys at the same time he was beginning his battle with DIPG, a rare brain tumor that has a 6 to 12 month life expectancy. Over two years later, JJ, leading Southern out of the tunnel a special moment not just for he and his family.
"It was an inspiration to other kids." JJ Walker said. "It was pretty good, yeah. I loved it. And I liked when we rocked back and forth"
JJ's favorite reason for the joining the team is simple
"For me I have brothers now"
Brothers like Brian McCain, the Jags starting fullback and JJ's best friend on the team."We were able to spend time together this summer." Brian McCain said. "We went to see transformers. We had a great time. We ate a lot of popcorn, skittles and everything."
For McCain, he picks up a friendship that will last well beyond his playing days.
"i'm looking forward to keeping in touch with him and hanging out with him for the entirety of life"
And for JJ, he can up what McCain means to him in three poetic words.
"Happiness, courage and love."
JJ says he plans to attend every Southern home game that he can. As the Jags are undefeated this year when he's in attendance. Reporting on Southern, I'm Seth Lewis, WBRZ Sports 2.