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DeVon Walker (born November 22, 1985 in Compton, California) is an indoor football defensive specialist for the Tri-Cities Fever of the Indoor Football League. He played college football at Nevada.

High school careerEdit

Walker attended Gahr High School.[1] While there, he lettered three times in football, he also helped lead the junior varsity team to the Moore League championship. The he was named the teams Most Improved Player his sophomore year. Then, he helped lead the football team to back-to-back 7-3 records as a junior and senior. He also ran track for a year. His most memorable moment at Gahr was when he rushed eight times for 141 yards, scoring on a 91 and 7-yard runs, while recording four passes broken up on defense. He was also a team captain and eanred All-Conference honors on both offense and defense. He was also the conference Player-of-the-Year.[2]

College careerEdit

Cerritos Community College (2004 - 2005)Edit

Walker then attended Cerritos College. Where as a true freshman, he recorded 32 tackles and an interception over first five games until he was sidelined by an injury.[3] Then as a sophomore in 2005, he recorded 47 tackles, 3 interceptions, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles, after being sidline with a torn MCL the first six weeks of the season. Also during the season he was named defensive player-of-the-week three times and achieved the defensive mvp award.

Division I-A RecrutingEdit

Measureables
Ht. Wt. 40 yd. 20 Shut. Squat Max. Vertical Jump Bench Max. Broad Jump
6'0" 188 lb. 4.39[4] 4.01 610 lbs. 39"[4] 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.[5] He began favoring San Diego State,[6] 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, mid-way through the school year,[2] 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.[7] Then as a senior, in 2007, in 13 games, with 13 starts, he recorded 85 tackles, 3 interceptions, and eighteen passes broken up. [8] While at Nevada he was also a Communications major with a minors in Business and Music.

Professional careerEdit

Walker went unselected in the 2008 NFL Draft and had several workouts with teams in the Canadian Football League, however failed to make a team. 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.[9] Walker re-signed with the Tri-Cities Fever in 2010. He was the first player to signed for the new Arena Football 1 fever team.

PersonalEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devon Walker - CB. ESPN.com. ESPNU. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nevada Football Signs Five Mid-Year Transfers Wednesday Three sophomores, two juniors to join Pack in January. CSTV.com (2005-12-21). Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  3. DeVon Walker Cerritos Roster. Scout.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 DeVon Walker. Rivals.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  5. Football Recruiting - Cornerback. Scout.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  6. Ketchum, Matthew (2005-12-02). Cerritos College DB favors SDSU. Scout.com. AztecSportsReport.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  7. 2007 Nevada Wolf Pack Devon Walker #20 Junior DB 6-0 180 Cerritos, CA through 01/07/2008. CFBStats.com (2008-01-07). Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  8. 2007 Nevada Wolf Pack Devon Walker #20 Senior DB 6-0 180 Cerritos, CA through 01/07/2008. CFBStats.com (2008-01-07). Retrieved on 2008-10-09.
  9. DB Devon Walker first Fever signed for 2009. Tri-CitiesFever.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-09.

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