“We are really excited about the quality of this diverse group of athletes, both as football players and as individuals,” said Tom Kaufmann, Partner at the KSMG sports agency. “They are professional, dedicated and have a hard work ethic., which is just the type of athletes we are looking for.”
At only 21 years of age, 6’3”, 275 lbs, of an NFL prospect Walter Dublin is the personification of perseverance. A former Ohio State Buckeye defensive end and one of the most decorated high school recruits in the state of Florida, Walter’s path to the NFL has been anything but conventional. The former USA Today and Max Emfinger All-American had completed an outstanding freshman year at OSU when his mother’s illness forced him to return home shortly after being named Impact Scout Team Player of the Year. Knowing the consequences of his decision, Walter made the difficult decision to return home to work full-time and support his single mother during her illness.
Although no longer at Ohio State, Walter continued to excel on the football field when in 2008, he became the youngest player to ever sign an Arena Football League (AFL) contract, signing with the Georgia Force at only 19 years old. After a dominant season playing in the AFL and an affiliate league, Walter signed a two year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League at the tender age of 20! To date, Walter has already received two NFL mini-camp invites as well as interest from several NFL teams. Recently, Consensus Draft Services projected Walter as a seventh-round draft pick. Despite his tender age, Walter has a wealth of experience not only in football, but in life.