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HUNH: Crootin, Swag and QB worth

After a week off we are back to take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions here in our weekly Hurry Up No Huddle around college football. Let’s start off with some “absurb” recruiting tactics from Sports Illustrated. How about sending a letter to a recruits cat, taking a...
Via Bloguin Best
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

HUNH: Crootin, Swag and QB worth

After a week off we are back to take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions here in our weekly Hurry Up No Huddle around college football. Let’s start off with some “absurb” recruiting tactics from Sports Illustrated. How about sending a letter to a recruits cat, taking a...
Via Crystal Ball Run
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign paralyzed safety Devon Walker

The New Orleans Saints signed former Tulane safety Devon Walker, coach Sean Payton announced.Walker walked on to the Green Wave in 2009 and was named a team captain in 2012, his senior season. In the second game of that year, just before halftime, Walker suffered a career-ending injury to his C3 and C4 vertebrae when attempting a tackle.The injury left him paralyzed from the neck...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints sign paralyzed former Tulane safety Devon Walker

The New Orleans Saints signed Devon Walker formerly of Tulane on Saturday. Walker was paralyzed from the neck down in September 2012 while playing for the Green Wave. “For me, this is one of my dreams come true,” Walker said, via NOLA. “I’ve been a Saint since before I was walking. Just to be a part of the team and be around the players is more than I could have hoped for...
Via Tireball.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Very Cool: Saints Sign Paralyzed former Tulane Safety

((nola.com))The NFL and it's teams, players and coaches aren't always angels, but nothing makes any of them happier than doing something good for someone else who needs it.That's how former Tulane Green Wave Safety Devon Walker, paralyzed from the waste down after a hit in a September 2012 football game, found himself heading towards the New Orleans Saints practice facility...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Sign Paralyzed Safety Devon Walker On Graduation Day

Former Tulane safety Devon Walker was paralyzed from the neck down in September 2012 after making a tackle against Tulsa. But almost two years later, the New Orleans Saints made his dream of making it to the NFL a reality. The Saints surprised Walker by signing him to an official contract Saturday afternoon just hours after he graduated with a degree in cell and molecular biology...
Via NESN.com
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Saints Sign Paralyzed Tulane Safety Devon Walker

Sports has the power to uplift people in so many different ways, that’s a huge reason why so many are so obsessed with it. That’s exactly the case with the gentleman above whose name is Devon Walker. Not all that long ago Walker was leaving out his dream, playing safety for the Tulane Green Wave when he lost all mobility on one play. Walker went to make a tackle on a player 100...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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

Devon Walker: 'Life Outside The Lines'

This past year has been filled with many painful triumphs for former Tulane football player Devon Walker. They're not the victories Walker envisioned for his senior year of college, but perhaps his life outside the lines is more inspiring than anything he could have accomplished on the field. The big, open smile is there, the sense of humor is firmly in tact, the brain - sharp...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 23, 2013  |  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

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

Morning Playbook - New Orleans rallies for Tulane

Tulane football does not get much attention these days and it has been a long time since the New Orleans community really seemed to bond together to support the football program. The 0-4 Green Wave though are currently seeing plenty of support from the community this season as New Orleans is coming together to support Devon Walker and his rehab from a devastating spinal injury suffered...
Via Bloguin Best
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Playbook - New Orleans rallies for Tulane

Tulane football does not get much attention these days and it has been a long time since the New Orleans community really seemed to bond together to support the football program. The 0-4 Green Wave though are currently seeing plenty of support from the community this season as New Orleans is coming together to support Devon Walker and his rehab from a devastating spinal injury suffered...
Via Crystal Ball Run
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tulane overwhelmed by Ole Miss 39-0

Tulane emerged from the Superdome tunnel with the No. 18 on one side of its helmets in honor of injured safety Devon Walker, whose locker was symbolically stocked with his pads and uniform. The Green Wave wanted to win for Walker, a senior leader who fractured his spine against Tulsa two weeks earlier, and fans wearing white shirts with Walker's number printed in green were...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Ole Miss overwhelms Tulane 39-0

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jeff Scott ran for two touchdowns and Mississippi piled up 304 yards rushing in a 39-0 victory over winless Tulane on Saturday. The Ole Miss defense, seeking redemption after yielding 66 points in a loss to Texas a week earlier, limited Tulane to 159 yards of total offense. The Rebels (3-1) constantly pressured Green Wave freshman quarterback Devin Powell. Making...
Via Fox Sports South
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mississippi 39, Tulane 0

Jeff Scott ran for two touchdowns and Mississippi piled up 304 yards rushing in a 39-0 victory over winless Tulane on Saturday. The Ole Miss defense, seeking redemption after yielding 66 points in a loss to Texas a week earlier, limited Tulane to 159 yards of total offense. The Rebels (3-1) constantly pressured Green Wave freshman quarterback Devin Powell. Making his first start...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2012  |  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

Devon Walker Reminds Us Of Football’s Ultimate Risk

Tulane Green Wave safety Devon Walker suffered a serious spinal injury on Saturday and it serves as a not so gentle reminder of football's ugly side.The post Devon Walker Reminds Us Of Football’s Ultimate Risk appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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

Tulsa 45, Tulane 10

Alex Singleton ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulsa to a 45-10 victory over Tulane on Saturday in a game marred by a serious injury to Tulane safety Devon Walker. Walker, a senior, collided with teammate Julius Warmsley, a defensive lineman, helmet-to-helmet while attempting to make a tackle. Walker was unable to move and was taken off the field in an ambulance and...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss
TERRIFYING MOMENT

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
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