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QB JW Walsh Relishing New Role at OSU

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Creating Cowboy football memories is nothing new to J.W. Walsh.

After starting ten games in his career he's adjusting to life as a revered reserve. "After that first week I realized that, hey I have to keep my legs warm, my arms warm because you never know," Walsh said. "As you get rolling in the season you get a feel for how coach is going to call the game, and how he's going to call those plays and when he's going to call my number."

Even though his roles have changed one cowboy says people still naturally follow J.W. "He's still the guy that gives most of the pregame talks and stuff," Austin Hays, OSU junior wide receiver, said. "He's just kind of that rock. You know? He really is. Great guy, leader and we all know we can count on him."

After staring as a starter than being bumped to a backup role many may have left Stillwater and transferred. However, J.W. Walsh is in the midst of a career rebirth scoring six touchdowns this season in OSU's 'power Walsh package.'
He says sticking around for his senior year wasn't all that hard. "It's easy to stay positive when you love what you're doing," Walsh said. "This is my last year to play for Oklahoma State, so you want to make this the best one. I'm going to do anything I can to help this football team win. No matter what that role is."
"Obviously he's a very intelligent person for recognizing that is here," Mike Yurcich, OSU offensive coordinator, said. "He's a special guy, and we're very fortunate to have him. Selfishly I'm very, very lucky to have him in our quarterback room."

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