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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – Walter Pegues – Philadelphia Central

Written by: on Thursday, August 29th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Walter Pegues, Philadelphia Centralw.pegues

Height: 5-9

Weight: 155

40 Yard Dash: 4.45

GPA: 3.89

Class of: 2014

Position(s): RB/WR/PR/KR

Jersey: # 34

Years with Varsity: 2-years

Other Sports: Track and Field

Starting experience: 2-years

2012 Stats: Walter was the teams leading receiver, catching 16 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

2012 Highlights: He had five total returns on special teams for touchdowns (3 kickoffs, 2 punts).

Honors: 1st team All-Public AAAA Gold at WR

 

Coaches Q&A with Rich Drayton: 

What kind of leader is he?

“He is a quiet leader. He doesn’t talk much, but when he does we all listen to him. He leads by example.”

 

What are his strengths?

“The reason I want to move him to running back is his vision. He is good at hitting the hole quickly and than he is gone. Once he gets in open space he is hard to catch. He is very good at catching the ball out of the back field. We are going to move him in the slot and create match up problems.”

 

How is he on defense?

“He plays corner for us. He’s our lock down guy. We usually leave Walt by himself and double team on the other side.”

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