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Tex Named Crows Captain

Taylor Walker has been unveiled as the new captain of the Adelaide Crows.

The 24-year-old becomes Adelaide’s seventh skipper, replacing Nathan van Berlo at the helm.

“I am honoured to be given this opportunity and like everyone at our club, want to build on the hard working culture and approach,” Walker told the Adelaide Crows website.

“There are many people I must thank for guiding me along the way, among them Nathan van Berlo and Simon Goodwin who are outstanding leaders.”

The superstar forward made his debut for the club in the first game of the 2009 season and has since gone on to play 84 AFL games.

Kicking 197 goals throughout his career, Walker is the first forward to captain the Crows.

Coach Phil Walsh said Walker was an obvious choice for the role because of his natural leadership skills.

“Taylor is a quality young man and footballer,” Walsh said. “I have said before that he thinks not what is best for himself, but what is best for the team.

“When he speaks or acts, others listen and follow suit, which is a special quality.”

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