With his first paychecks from the Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Walker Jr. made good on a childhood promise to buy his father a new car.
Walker, who played three years at Northwestern and was taken in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts, posted a photo on Twitter of him fulfilling his promise 11 years later.
Anthony Walker Sr. is himself a football coach in the Miami area. He raised Walker Jr. as a single parent, as we covered in a feature here on Inside NU. As Walker said when he spoke to us in October 2016:
“I was blessed to have my dad as a coach,” Walker Jr. said. “We kept it coach-player on the field, and off the field, back to dad again. He was hard on me just like the other players. Thanks to him, I was able to learn football concepts really quickly. And that kind of made our relationship grow into what it is now — it’s far beyond football.”
While obviously it’s great to see Anthony Walker Jr. succeed in the NFL, it’s even more cool that he’s using his success to give back to his father.