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Saints sign paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker

There were many memorable moments during this year's the NFL Draft, but the New Orleans Saints might have the best story of the offseason. The Saints welcomed paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker to the team on Saturday. Walker was a walk-on four-year letterman with the Green Wave from 2009-12. He suffered a career-ending spinal injury against Tulsa early into the 2012...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Paralyzing hit hasn't kept Tulane's Devon Walker from chasing goals

Sometimes Devon Walker just wants to hear the roar. That would be the revved-up engine of his new 2012 Camaro SS. Throaty, loud, obnoxious. "You'd start it up and it sounds like a damn boat," said Jacob Davis, a best friend of the former Tulane safety. Wait, new Camaro? It was that way 19 months ago when Inez Walker bought her son that awesome Chevy -- a gift for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulane's Devon Walker wins Disney Spirit Award

A little more that a year after a freak accident on the field changed his life forever, former Tulane University football player Devon Walker is receiving this year's Disney Spirit Award for the way he's turned tragedy into inspiration. Walker has exhibited tremendous courage and perseverance after a severe spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the neck down last season...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

'Devon's Den' dedicated for paralyzed Tulane player

It has been more than two years since Devon Walker's life changed forever. Walker, a safety for the Green Wave, went in for a tackle in the first half against Tulsa on Sept. 8, 2012. The play was nothing out of the ordinary, but he did not get up after falling to the ground. Walker suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was fighting for his life. His playing career...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tulane's Devon Walker conquering life's challenges

After the most trying year of his young life, former Tulane football player Devon Walker is conquering the unique challenges his life now presents with grace and an ever-present smile. Walker reaches an important milestone this week: he is back on campus, attending classes, after severely injuring his spinal cord last September, during the Green Wave's game against Tulsa in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Praying for Tulane Safety Devon Walker!

I don’t care if you’re a fan of the Tulane Green Wave or the school’s staunchest foe, if you’ve got a heart, then say a prayer for Tulane safety Devon Walker, the young player that suffered a broken neck in a horrific-looking tackle this past Saturday that could potentially leave him paralyzed for life. Walker remained in stable condition Sunday and will soon need surgery...
Via Eye On Sports with Eric Williams
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Walker's Tulane teammates miss him, but carry on

Devon Walker's closest Tulane teammates cite his drive to play his first two seasons without a scholarship, all while pursuing a difficult degree, as reasons they believe he has the courage to cope with his spinal injury. Walker, a senior safety, is due to graduate with a degree in cell and molecular biology in May. Tulane cornerbacks Ryan Travis and Kendrick Washington say...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Devon Walker Alert, Talking To Family

((HT: KJRH-TV Tulsa)) Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson held a press conference at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa to update everyone on the medical condition of Green Wave defensive back Devon Walker. According to the AD, Walker is alert, responsive, and talking to his family who have made their way from New Orleans to Tulsa for the Sunday surgery and the analysis of his...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulane safety suffers brutal injury

Tulane safety Devon Walker reportedly suffered a broken neck and collapsed lung as a result of a nasty helmet-to-helmet collision.

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulane Safety Stops Breathing After Helmet to Helmet Hit

Tulane safety Devon Walker was seriously injured after a helmet to helmet hit in the last play of the first half in the Green Wave's game against Tulsa. Walker stopped breathing after emergency personnel removed his jersey and shoulder pads and had to be revived on the field. A tracheotomy was performed on Walker and he is now in the trauma center at St. Francis Hospital in...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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