Midwest City Character Counts Football: Juwan Walker – sponsored by Eskridge Honda


Midwest City senior Juwan Walker is usually the smallest player on the field, standing just 5-foot-7 and playing on both sides of the ball. He led the Bombers in receptions and receiving yards last season and is a high-caliber shutdown corner. He laughed when recently asked about playing among usually larger opponents.

“Sometimes, I feel like the big man out there,” Walker said. “Sometimes, I have to use my speed.”

Walker can take a play the distance on every down. Every touch can turn into a touchdown. He averaged 17.9 yards per reception last season.

“He’s one of those kids that every coach takes for granted because he does everything to the best of his ability, and he’s low maintenance,” Midwest City coach Darrell Hall said.

Walker, who involved in a couple organizations at school, is a three-year starter on the football field and a four-year starter on the basketball court for Midwest City. He describes himself as dedicated and passionate, and that shows in his preparation with his teammates – working extra after practice and studying film together to find exploitable weaknesses.

Juwan Walker

Ultimately, his goal is to win districts again and bring home a state championship.

“We have to put the work in at practice to achieve our goals,” Walker said.

Walker has started receiving interest from Division 2 schools, but Hall believes that Walker will play at the D-I level.

“I’ve never had a bad day with the young man,” Hall said. “He’s one of those kids who is a pleasure to coach. He’s done very well academically. We believe he’s going to get everything said and done and take it to the next level.”