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All-state football team: Tulsa Union's Blace Walser carves out place in school record book

BLACE WALSER — Setting a school record for a program like Tulsa Union is a special feat. Linebacker Blace Walser holds several.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer swright@opubco.com Published: January 1, 2012

“I like that kind of stuff,” Walser said. “I like being doubted and proving people wrong. I felt like our team loved it as well, and it made it that much more fun.”

Walser's numbers are impressive, but he knows there's one number that scares big colleges away — his height of 5-foot-10.

“I'm looking for a Division II or Division I-AA schools,” he said. “That's probably my best bet. My height has a lot to do with it. I wouldn't say I'm undersized for a high school linebacker, but for big-time Division I, I'm definitely a few inches too short, I would say.”

Walser is very appreciative of the opportunity he had at Union, and the program he got to be a part of.

“This program takes average players and helps them do above-average things,” he said. “We have a lot of program players who might not be as athletic. But going through summer workouts and getting all the coaching and all the sudden, it's like, wow, look at that player. They didn't start that way, they were molded and built through our program.

“I was there for the first gold ball of the streak all the way to now, and I've learned many lessons I'll use for the rest of my life.”


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