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.

Name:

Ryan Walker

Age:

17

Position:

FWD, National Team plays Outside Back

Hometown:

Oakland, CA

Currently Living:

Oakland, CA

Club/School team you play for?

Mustang SC, Bishop O’Dowd HS

Favourite Club:

FC Barcelona

Favourite Player:

Messi

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.