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Cardinal O’Hara retires Jersey of Anthony Walters

Written by: on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. Follow Willie McGonigle on Twitter.

 

SPRINGFIELD – ¬†Gerry Feehery, Don Clune, Kevin Jones. Three men who had once played football at Cardinal O’Hara before going on to sucessful have college football careers that ultimately led them play in the NFL and has a result got their jersey’s retired at O’Hara. On Wednesday in a special ceremony in the schools auditorium Anthony Walters became the fourth alunnus to receive the honor. The day had deeper meaning for the Chicago Bear Safety for it was also his mom Lisa’s birthday.

During his carreer for the Lions Walters played Quarterback and Defensive Back and helped guide the Lions to a 14-13 victory over arch-rival St. Joseph Prep in the Philadelphia Catholic League Red Division Championship his junior season. He was named 1st team All Delaware County and 2nd team All State his senior year. For his career Walters finished with 10 interceptions 3 of which were returned for touchdowns.

From O’Hara went on to the University of Delaware where he was four year starter for Blue Hens and played in two FCS National Championships winning one and earned All American honors. Walters went undrafted by was signed to a Free Agent contract from the Bears where he earned a spot on the teams practice squad before earning a spot on their active roster. On December 30,2012 Walters made his first NFL against the Detroit Lions. In that game Walters register 6 solo tackles including two for a lost in a 26-24 victory.

O’Hara head coach Danny Algeo said that there’s only one word to describe Walters and that’s “class”. Walters called the expierence an honor and talked to the student body about setting goals,having a plan and most importantly staying humble.

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