J.W. Walsh is done playing for Oklahoma State this season. His inspiring final performance could have a lasting impact, though.
Walsh played the final 3½ quarters of the Cowboys' 31-10 win against Iowa State last weekend with an injured knee, running for a touchdown, maneuvering past defenders and throwing for a career-best 415 yards despite being hurt. When his teammates arrived the next day to find him on crutches and out for the season because of the injury he'd been playing through, coach Mike Gundy made sure to recognize his sacrifice.
Gundy told his players they need to do whatever it takes within reason to help the team as injuries pile up this season for the Cowboys (4-2, 2-1 Big 12). Walsh is one of five players lost for the season heading into Saturday's game against TCU (5-2, 2-2).