The coaching staff of the Holland Hurricanes football team will have a chance to get a good look at wide receiver, Austin Walker, in 2021, he’ll be attending Holland College and studying in the Welding Fabrication program.
Walker, 5’9” and 155 lbs. from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, joins the ‘Canes after spending time with the Dartmouth Destroyers, Prince Andrew Panthers and Team Nova Scotia.
“I chose Holland College because I wanted to earn a trades diploma while having the chance to play football. I believe Holland College has a winning football program that I hope to be a part of. I want to help the program, and hopefully I can grow as a player from playing there.”
Walker is said to have good hands and can earn extra yards after catching the football. He understands the game and has a strong football IQ while bringing a good attitude to the field. He’s known as a hard-worker and has a strong love of the sport.
The Hurricanes are hopeful to return to the field in the fall after the 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19. In 2019 the ‘Canes fell to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in the final minutes of the Atlantic Football League (AFL) championship game.
The ‘Canes are four-time AFL Champions, winning in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Walker hopes he can help bring a fifth championship back to Holland College during his time with the team.
“I’m going to try to make big plays and help win us some games.”
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021