Temple  quarterback Phillip Walker threw a strike and afterwards admitted to being relieved.

Walker was one of a few people who threw out a pitch before Thursday's Phillies-Dodgers game at Citizens Bank Park.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior was so confident that he didn't practice pitching.

"I did throw the football today at practice," he said smiling.

Walker didn't play baseball at Elizabeth, NJ High, but seemed to welcome the challenge.

"I enjoyed it," he said. "I was nervous at first for a minute."

He said he hadn't been nervous until he stepped on the field.

"I'm glad I did it," he said. "It wasn't as hard as coach (Matt) Rhule said it was going to be."

Walker impressed his teammate and fellow Elizabeth High graduate, Temple running back Jahad Thomas.

"He did well," said Thomas, who was on the field with Walker. "He has a soft touch from throwing a football."

Walker has already thrown a school record 52 touchdown passes. Thomas was impressed at how smooth he looked throwing the one pitch.

"He is not used to it," Thomas said. "It wasn't a huge crowd but there were enough people and he did a pretty good job."