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2014 Aston Walter killing QB stereotypes

12/2/2012

When it comes to quarterbacks needing size to play college football, 2014 Aston Walter (Crosby, Texas/Crosby) is quick to tune out the conversation.

At 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, Walter is far from the prototypical quarterback’s size. In many eyes, he’s somewhat small as a potential running back or slot receiver. What Walter has, however, is a drive that refuses to give in to those who feel his days of playing quarterback will end in high school.

In fact, if you ask him what position he’ll play in college, Walter will give a very honest response.

“For me, that’s very difficult to answer,” he said. “I haven’t played anything but quarterback.”

Walter was a first-team, all-district quarterback, completing 60 percent of his passes and throwing for 2,105 yards and 17 touchdowns. Walter also rushed 145 times for 778 yards and eight touchdowns.

Walter made a dangerous 1-2 tandem with his twin brother Austin Walter, who was named the offensive MVP of their district. Aston, the elder twin by three minutes, has made it a priority this spring and summer to kill the stereotypes.

“As I put my tapes out, I want to show people that nothing is impossible,” Walter said. “I’m a strong Christian, and I believe that with my God-given ability, I can prove I can play quarterback at the next level. I have no reason to show I can do it. I’ve just got to keep working hard.”

Walter said he and his brother plan on playing college football together. While Walter is looking to score his first offer, he has received interest from Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Cal, TCU and a few other programs. Walter, academically, is in the top 10 percent of his class, and he’s also receiving interest from Ivy League schools Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell and Princeton.