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Meet the Hawks


By Shae Brophy

Meet #95, defensive tackle Walter Trotter. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Trotter has played an essential role on the Hawks throughout the entire season. His athleticism has been extremely evident in every game played. Primarily used on the defensive side of the ball, he has caused trouble in opposing backfields every chance he has been given. A 2013 graduate of Crossroads Alternative High School in Kentwood, Walter has played football at the semi-pro level for two years, after playing one year in high school.

When Walter is not chasing quarterbacks around on the football field, he enjoys playing both basketball and video games. Some of his idols include (former Pittsburgh Steelers running back) Jerome Bettis, (NFL Hall of Fame defensive tackle) Warren Sapp, and (current Miami Dolphins defensive tackle) Ndamukong Suh.

“I wanted to be a Hawk because it’s a new team and I figured it could be something that I would love to be a part of. A way to find another family, and to play football again,” said Trotter.

When asked about Trotter, head coach/owner David Lange is clearly quite happy to have Trotter on his side of the ball. “One of the scariest things for a football player to see is an athletic big man who plays on the line, and can run a 4.7 second 40-yard dash. Walter is an absolute animal on the line. There is a reason he has been nominated by his teammates to play in the All Star Game. He has talent, he has heart, and he is an extremely solid athlete,” said Lange.

The Hawks will be in action again this Saturday, in their last game of the season. The game will be at Skinner Field, as the Hawks welcome in the Michigan Grizzlies. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., with the gates opening at 6. If you have not made it out to experience a Hawks game in person, you will not want to miss your last chance this season! We hope to see you there!

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