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UCO Former Football Player Killed

College Student Found Dead in Oklahoma City

Chronicle News Services

Police are investigating the shooting death earlier this month in northwest Oklahoma City of a former football player at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Collis Walker, 22, was a starter at UCO in 2016 and was still a student there working on graduating from the school.

He was a senior.

Mr. Walker, who was from Dallas, was a starting defensive lineman for the Bronchos from 2013 to 2016, according to Chris Brannick, sports media relations director.

At about 8 p.m. on March 14, police found Mr. Walker in a vehicle in a parking lot at 12241 N. Pennsylvania Ave. a police report said.

The address is near NW 122nd Street and Pennsylvania.

The death is being investigated as the 17th homicide of the year in Oklahoma City.

Ray Walker, owner of Camelot Square Wine & Spirits, 12247 N Pennsylvania, said someone came into the store and asked a clerk to call 911 the night of March 14. Walker said he did not know any more about what happened.

Corey Walker, 33, of Dallas, the victim’s brother, said Collis Walker was planning to graduate from UCO in May.

Corey Walker said he did not know what happened that night and had not had a chance to learn further information from police investigators.

“I just miss my brother,” the brother of the former college football player said.

In a statement, Dr. Don Betz, president of the university, said the UCO Center for Counseling & Well-being is available to help students, faculty and staff.

The center PHONE NUMBER IS (405)974-2215 and can be contacted online at

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