Next in our series of Finalist Profiles for Nike’s THE CHANCE project is Oakland, CA native, Ryan Walker, who plays at both Forward and Outside Back and is a fan of People Under The Stairs.
FWD, National Team plays Outside Back
Club/School team you play for?
Mustang SC, Bishop O’Dowd HS
Who’s been the biggest inspiration on your career thus far?
Step brother Demitrius Omphroy who played for Toronto FC. He had to stop playing after being diagnosed with MS. I would workout with him and he pushed me to succeed. I want to follow in his footsteps and persevere through everything. I am thankful for what I have and never will take it for granted.
What music do you listen to – who are your favorite artists/bands?
Reggae, Marley Brothers, Techno Electronica, Oh Lands, Hireoglyphics, People Under the Stairs
What are you goals over the next year/season?
To be chosen to go on the trip with the Chance Team. Work hard to become a starter at Stanford for my freshman season.