What does Anthony Walker want to be when he grows up?

Well, the former Northwestern star already accomplished a childhood dream when he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in April.

But what does Walker want to be when he really grows up? He plans on taking his talents upstairs.

Despite the fact that he left school with one more year of eligibility remaining, Walker does have the benefit of a Northwestern degree. And go figure, he majored in learning and organizational change.

The former Northwestern All-American plans on getting his master’s degree in sports administration. He’ll do that while trying to earn his way into the Colts’ rotation at inside linebacker.

Walker arrived three weeks late to Organized Team Activities because of a rule that prevents NFL rookies from practicing until their university’s semester ends. But according to coach Chuck Pagano, Walker picked up the playbook “really fast.”

That was the result of Walker spending hours on the phone with linebackers coach Jim Hermann and going through film. Walker did that in between classes and workouts back at Northwestern.

For now, his top priority is making a living on the field. Ballard would be wise to keep Walker on the field as long as he can.