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Owls recruit is NJ offensive player of the year

P. J. Walker, a headliner in Temple’s 2013 football recruiting class, is The Newark Star-Ledger’s New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year.

Owls recruit is NJ offensive player of the year

Elizabeth High School senior quarterback P.J. Walker (left) chats with Countryside High (Fla.) defensive end A.J. Sattinger during their official visit to Temple this weekend. Both players are members of the Owls 2013 recruiting class.
Elizabeth High School senior quarterback P.J. Walker (left) chats with Countryside High (Fla.) defensive end A.J. Sattinger during their official visit to Temple this weekend. Both players are members of the Owls 2013 recruiting class.

P. J. Walker, a headliner in Temple’s 2013 football recruiting class, is The Newark Star-Ledger’s New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year.

The Elizabeth High School senior quarterback completed 107 of 156 passes for 2,012 yards, 23 touchdowns and just one interception.   Walker led Elizabeth to last week’s 37-33 victory over Piscataway in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 championship game.

He completed 14 of 23 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in that game. His final TD  pass was the game-winning,  49-yarder with 32 seconds left.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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