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Life after football

While NFL prospects get the love, there are more players like Brad Walker

Updated: April 27, 2012, 12:45 PM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC.com
LOS ANGELES -- When the roll call of gridiron selective service was announced for the 2008 NFL draft, 10 Trojans were taken, including the first-round likes of defensive linemen Sedrick Ellis and Lawrence Jackson, linebacker Keith Rivers, and offensive tackle Sam Baker.

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Dustin Snipes/Icon SmiBrad Walker played at USC from 2004-07, catching six passes during his senior season with the Trojans.
One name not selected was a workmanlike wide receiver by the name of Bradley Walker, who can speak first-hand that not every Trojans football player lives out the NFL dream.

So what was it like for Walker watching his teammates, including roommate Keith Rivers, being selected by various NFL teams, and also knowing he had probably played his last football game?

Greg Katz | email

Columnist, WeAreSC.com

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