Derel Walker Picks up Where he Left Off to Start Sophomore Season with Edmonton Eskimos
Derel Walker is picking up right where he left off last year.
And that’s a far cry from where it all started.
The six-foot-two, 185-pound Texas A&M product kicked off his sophomore CFL season leading the way for his team with seven catches for 149 yards on Saturday.
“Not a bad way to start, but you always want to start with that win,” said Walker, whose Edmonton Eskimos fell 45-38 in overtime to the Ottawa Redblacks in a season-opener billed as the Grey Cup rematch. “So that just cancels out all the glory for me. I’d much rather have the W and be 1-0 instead of 0-1.”
Losing isn’t something Walker is accustomed to since joining the Eskimos active roster one-third of the way into the season last year.
Coming off the practice squad to make 89 catches for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games on the way to being named a CFL all-star and the league’s most outstanding rookie, Walker and the Eskimos went 10-2 through the regular season before adding t