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Catching Up With: Frank Walker

Vacation time is over for the players who returned to work - or in one case stepped foot inside the Lambeau Field locker room for the first time on Monday as the Packers began the 2007 offseason workout program. caught up with the newest member of the Packers’ secondary, Frank Walker, to see how his Green Bay experience is panning out so far.


When cornerback Frank Walker signed with the Green and Gold, he knew that life in Northeast Wisconsin would differ from that of the Big Apple, where he spent the past four seasons with the New York Giants.

During his time in New York, the sixth round pick out of Tuskegee totaled five starts, 52 tackles (43 solo) and picked off five passes.

A native of Alabama, Walker acknowledged that adjusting to a new city is challenging, but he is excited about making plays for the Pack in 2007. recently sat down with the newest members of the Packers' secondary to see if he could defend some of our random questions. What is the biggest adjustment you have to make about moving from New York to Green Bay?

Walker: It has to be the weather and getting used to the new facilities, but it's been good so far. There is a real family atmosphere around here and you can tell that the staff is involved a lot with the team.

What was your initial reaction when you saw the city of Green Bay?

After playing four years with the Giants and coming from the big city, my initial reaction was, "Wow this is going to be a big change." I talked to Charlie Peprah and Kenderick Allen, who I knew from the Giants, before I visited here and they told me that Green Bay is Green Bay. It's different than any other place in the NFL.

You will be playing with two great corners in Al Harris and Charles Woodson. What to you most look forward to from playing with those guys

Just learning everything that they already know and applying that to my game and trying to improve as a player.

What makes a great touchdown celebration?

Ball in the stands! Giving back to the fans and just doing whatever is at heart. You have to do whatever comes to mind and not hold back!

Throwing the ball in the stands is one thing, but jumping in the stands is what Lambeau Field is all about.

That's Right! You see I'm new to this but that's why I need to go out and make plays, so I can start leaping!

What is your favorite sports movie of all time?

It might be The Longest Yard or maybe Gridiron Gang.

If you could star in a movie, what role would you want to play?

I would like to be a gangster or a big Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti or something along those lines.

If you could spend time with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Probably Bill Gates. He knows how to do it! I would love to learn from a guy like him. It would be cool to be that smart.

What is the wildest thing a fan has ever said to you?

"Can I have your jockstrap!" I'm like c'mon man, you want my jock! They want anything they can get.

How does it feel to have someone recognize you because of your talents on the field?

It's kind of a good feeling to be honest because you know you're doing something right to get noticed like that.

If you were trapped on a deserted island and could have only three things, what would they be?

My momma, some water and probably a house.

When did you realize you could have the opportunity to play football at the professional level?

When I was in college, the other cornerback and I would say before a game, "Okay, we are not going to let a receiver catch a ball on us the whole game." After that, we kind of knew we had something special.

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