River Walsh has committed to play for the University of St. Francis Cougars. Walsh’s senior season looked like it was over after an injury in week 2 of the season at Hanover Central. Walsh was set to be one of the defensive leaders for the 59ers until the injury happened. He recovered from surgery and physical therapy to make it back in time for his final game. Thought the 59ers lost that game to West Lafayette, the long road back from a broken leg will not be lost on his coaches and his teammates. “River’s story is a success story – one that is about perseverance and determination. A fractured fibula in Week 2 would end the seasons of most Seniors. River underwent a grueling physical therapy process to become eligible for the playoffs, and in doing so finished his career in a uniform and not watching on the sidelines. His intensity and love of the game has earned him a scholarship to play at one of the best NAIA football schools in the country,” said Coach Chris Skinner.
The University of St. Francis Cougars were one of the top teams in the country last season. They finished the season in top 5 making it all the way to the NAIA semifinal game. The Cougars are a member of the NAIA and the prestigious Mid-States Football Association. The Cougars can be followed here. The University of St. Francis is located in Fort Wayne, IN.