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FC Dallas Signs PDL Champion Walker Hume

02/21/2017, 11:00am EST
By PDL Staff

Standout North Carolina defender won 2013 PDL Championship

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Photo courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications/Jeffrey A. Camarati

After a storied career in the Premier Development League, Walker Hume signed a professional contract with FC Dallas on Tuesday.

Hume, who was selected by FC Dallas with the 37th overall pick in the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, played four seasons in the PDL and won the PDL Championship in 2013.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Hume played a total of 39 games in the PDL, scoring four goals and providing three assists over four years of action. In 2016, Hume suited up for the Portland Timbers U23 in the Northwest Division.

Collegiately, Hume began his career with NCAA Division II program Rollins College. The 6-foot-5 talent scored 12 goals and recorded four assists in two seasons there. Hume then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he scored eight times and provided six assists.

The 23-year-old defender signs with FC Dallas after impressing the club in preseason training and friendlies, scoring the game-winning goal for the MLS side in its preseason win against River Plate Reserves on Feb. 12.

One of 59 PDL alums to be selected in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, Hume becomes the latest PDL alum to sign a professional contract in 2017, joining his brother, Tucker Hume – who inked a deal with the United Soccer League's Ottawa Fury FC on Feb. 1.

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