Byers On to Big Blue Football Next Year

Photo by Keith Stewart SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

Photo by Keith Stewart
SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers (center) signs his letter of intent to play football at Millikin University as his mother Melanie (left) and father, Luke (right) in addition to former head football coach Charles Brown (standing) watch during the April 9 ceremony at Sullivan High School.

SOV linebacker heads to Decatur come fall

by Keith Stewart
keith@newsprogress.com

Sullivan senior and SOV middle linebacker Walker Byers thought he might want to continue football in college a year ago. So following the end of his senior season last October, he asked then head coach Charles Brown if he could see if any colleges might be interested in his talents.

Two came knocking but only one caught Byer’s attention–Millikin University in Decatur.

“I was hoping it would happen, but I didn’t know if it would or not,” said Byers, who also received a substantial academic scholarship from the university. “I’m happy it is though.”     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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