DeVon Walker

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DeVon Walker
No. 8
Position: Defensive specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-22) November 22, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Compton, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Cerritos (CA) Gahr
College: Nevada
Undrafted: 2008
Career history

DeVon Walker (born November 22, 1985) is a former indoor football defensive specialist who last played Kent Predators of the Indoor Football League. He played college football at Nevada.

High school career[edit]

Walker attended Gahr High School.[1] While there, he lettered three times in football, he also season. Also during the season he was named defensive player-of-the-week three times and achieved the defensive mvp award.

Division I-A Recruiting[edit]

Measureables
Ht. Wt. 40 yd. 20 Shut. Squat Max. Vertical Jump Bench Max. Broad Jump
6'0" 188 lb. 4.42[2] 4.01 610 lbs. 39"[2] 320 lbs. 10'9"

In 2005, Walker, a two-star cornerback recruit began receiving offers from Division I-A schools such as: Nevada, Idaho, San Diego State, TCU, Tulsa, and Washington State.[3] He began favoring San Diego State,[4] however he later chose to commit to Nevada.

University of Nevada-Reno (2006 - 2007)[edit]

After his sophomore season, was being recruited by multiple Division I-A schools. However, midway through the school year,[5] Walker transferred to Nevada where he played for his final two college seasons. In 2006, in 10 games, he recorded 18 tackles, two passes broken up, and one forced fumble.[6] Then as a senior, in 2007, in 13 games, with 13 starts, he recorded 85 tackles, 3 interceptions, and eighteen passes broken up.[7] While at Nevada he was also a Communications major with a minors in Business and Music.

Professional career[edit]

Walker went unselected in the 2008 NFL Draft and was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent, however failed to make it past training camp. Soon after Walker had several workouts with teams in the Canadian Football League, however failed to make a team as a starter. He then spent the last three weeks of the 2008 Arena Football League season with the San Jose SaberCats. He was then assigned to the Tri-Cities Fever on October 6, 2008.[8] Walker re-signed with the Tri-Cities Fever in 2010. He was the first player to be signed for the new Arena Football 1 fever team.

Personal life[edit]

Walker is the son of Lee Walker and Jacqueline Harris. He is a Personal Trainer at Starfit Fitness Club, as well as the General Manager. He has two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devon Walker - CB". ESPN.com. ESPNU. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b "DeVon Walker". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Football Recruiting - Cornerback". Scout.com. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  4. ^ Ketchum, Matthew (2005-12-02). "Cerritos College DB favors SDSU". Scout.com. AztecSportsReport.com. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Nevada Football Signs Five Mid-Year Transfers Wednesday Three sophomores, two juniors to join Pack in January". CSTV.com. 2005-12-21. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  6. ^ "2007 Nevada Wolf Pack Devon Walker #20 Junior DB 6-0 180 Cerritos, CA through 01/07/2008". CFBStats.com. 2008-01-07. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  7. ^ "2007 Nevada Wolf Pack Devon Walker #20 Senior DB 6-0 180 Cerritos, CA through 01/07/2008". CFBStats.com. 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  8. ^ "DB Devon Walker first Fever signed for 2009". Tri-CitiesFever.com. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-09.