Wal­ton ex­pects emo­tional start

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS -

Like most of his team­mates, run­ning back

is ea­ger to get on the field and face an op­po­nent, rather than the Mi­ami de­fense he al­ready knows so well.

But the ju­nior ex­pects that Satur­day will be an emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence for him after los­ing his mother

in

Wal­ton Mark Kim­berly Rogers

March.

“This is the first game with­out my mom there, so it’ll be very emo­tional for me,” Wal­ton said. “I’m just look­ing for­ward to go­ing out there and play­ing with my team­mates that I play with ev­ery day, to go against another op­po­nent in­stead of go­ing against our de­fense ev­ery day. I’m ready to go against some­body else and see how we re­ally look as a team. I’m look­ing for­ward to that.”

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