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Gateway’s Brady Walker, GCC’s Alvin Ross transfer to Saint Vincent

Paul Schofield
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Gateway coach Don Holl signals to quarterback Brady Walker on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Plum.

When football practice begins at Saint Vincent on Thursday, first-year coach Aaron Smetanka will welcome two interesting transfers.

Former Gateway quarterback Brady Walker and former Greensburg Central Catholic running back Alvin Ross are on the 2019 roster, according to the team website.

Walker is transferring from NCAA Division II West Virginia Wesleyan after redshirting in 2018. Ross is transferring from D-II Clarion. He also redshirted.

Walker, the second-leading passer in WPIAL history, originally picked the Bobcats over offers from Clarion, Seton Hill, Fairmont State, Glenville State and West Virginia State.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Walker was the state’s Class 5A player of the year in 2017 after he passed for 4,657 yards and 45 touchdowns and led Gateway to the PIAA championship game.

Walker graduated with 8,816 career passing yards, second to South Fayette’s Brett Brumbaugh, a 2014 graduate who finished with 11,084.

Ross, a 2017 GCC graduate, rushed for 3,200 yards and scored 45 touchdowns during his four-years, the first two at Frazier, where he averaged 9.8 yards a carry.

Walker is enrolled as a freshman, and Ross a sophomore.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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