On the day safety Devon Walker graduated from Tulane University, I am sure he was expecting to be preparing himself for the NFL draft or at least a post-draft workouts for a few teams. Instead, on September 8, 2012, Walker was paralyzed after a helmet-to-helmet hit left him with fractured vertebrae.
Although Walker may never have had a chance to walk on the field for an NFL team, he did have the chance to sign with an NFL team. This off-season, the New Orleans Saints signed Walker following his graduation from Tulane University.
While that gesture could have been enough, the Saints also decided to add Devon Walker to their 2014 team media guide.
Saints quarterback Ryan Griffin, who played with Walker at Tulane, Tweeted out this picture today:
— Ryan Griffin (@Griffin_11) August 6, 2014
It is great to see the New Orleans Saints doing something special for a local college kid who’s life was forever changed by football.