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Walker drafted by B.C. Lions

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Vernon's Matt Walker accepts a jersey from B.C. Lions' head coach Mike Benevides after the Leos chose the UBC defensive back in the CFL draft Monday.
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Vernon's Matt Walker was Monday selected in the sixth round by the B.C. Lions in the Canadian Football League draft.

Walker, a 21-year-old defensive back who played CIS for the UBC Thunderbirds last season, was the 50th player chosen overall, The 6-foot-190-pound defensive back has only played DB for two years but the Lions were impressed by his skills at their spring camp.

"It feels amazing" Walker told The Morning Star, on his way to sign contract papers at the Lions' practice facility in Surrey. "I've never felt anything this good in my life. It's a dream come true."

Walker, who tried on the No. 13 Monday, is a VSS Panther and Okanagan Sun grad.

Please see Wednesday's Morning Star for full coverage.

 

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