Devon Walker was paralyzed during a 2012 game against Tulsa, but the former Tulane safety reached football’s pinnacle on Saturday.
The New Orleans Saints signed Walker and brought him to their rookie minicamp. Coach Sean Payton said Walker was an inspiration for the other players.
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“When Devon got hurt, his football career was just starting to take off after three years of hard work,” Payton said. “Despite the devastating injury he suffered, Devon refuses to let that define him. He is an outstanding young man, who is not only an inspiration to his coaches and teammates at Tulane, but to all of us. Devon’s character, determination, intelligence and work ethic are everything that we look for in a New Orleans Saint when we sign a player. This is the least we can do to recognize Devon and these attributes that we want all of our players to have.”
Walker just received his degree in cell and molecular biology.