WINNSBORO — B Walters has been a Richard Winn Academy Eagle football player ever since he decided to make a go for it when he was in the seventh grade.
“I’ve always liked watching it when I was a kid, so I decided when I was in seventh grade I’d just try out, and ended up making it,” he said.
Walters, a senior at Richard Winn, played at tight end and did double duty as a defensive lineman. He focuses all of his time on football as he is a one-sport athlete.
He grew up about 15 minutes outside of Winnsboro, but has always considered himself a Winnsboro native.
He was raised in the country on a farm type setting, which he credits with providing him a “little bit of muscle” before he ever got on the football field.
“You do a lot of work so you have a little bit of muscle on you doing that manual labor, it just helps in that way,” he said with a slight chuckle.
Other than on the football field, Walters is an easy-going guy who likes to take it easy with his friends.
“The main thing I like to do is just hang out with my friends. Saturdays we’ll just watch football games and hang out,” he said.
Walters roots for the Clemson Tigers on Saturdays, but does not have a favorite NFL team on Sundays.
He is a sociable person who on occasion likes to talk people’s ears off.
“At times I can be pretty talkative,” he said. “I’ll talk to you about just about anything, and I’m not hard to get along with, I’m pretty friendly.”
The next steps Walters takes in life will be much different than what he has come to know in his years at Richard Winn Academy, and this is something he understands very well.
“It’s just a really small school, so you know everybody and it’s going to be different not knowing anybody around me,” he said.
Timothy Wooten is a mass communications major at Winthrop University. He is from Winnsboro.