Thoughts and Prayers for Devon Walker

Submitted by Waveman on September 8th, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Not to be a downer today, but as a Tulane alum, I wanted to ask everyone to keep Devon Walker in your thoughts; and if you're the praying sort, please do so.  The Senior Safety suffered a head-to-head collision and stopped breathing on the field.  EMTs performed CPR and he was transported to the hospital, apparently in stable condition, but no further news has been forthcoming.  He's a good kid majoring in cell and molecular biology.  It's a tragic reminder of how dangerous this game can be.  Again, thoughts and prayers for Devon. Here's hoping he can recover.



September 8th, 2012 at 5:02 PM ^

Apparently Walker has broken his 1 or 2 vertebrae, which is why he couldn't or had trouble breathing on his own. Which also had the effect of his lung collapsing. It's great to hear he's in stable condition, but walker will probably never walk, use his hand or breath on his own again. I hope I'm wrong but it's almost 1 in 1000000000 chances. Thoughts with him and his family.

Urban Warfare

September 8th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

Really, really, really hope you're wrong.  They said pretty much the same thing about Taliaferro's injury, and he's walking today, so there's hope. 

I hope his teammate is getting support, too.  I can't even imagine how awful it must be to know that you almost paralyzed a teammate.


September 8th, 2012 at 5:35 PM ^

I spent 7 years in the Marine Corps and seeing that makes me wanna cry.  It's terrible that something like that happens to a kid with his whole life ahead of him.



September 8th, 2012 at 6:44 PM ^

As a coach you never want to see this happen to one of your players, or an opposing player. That's one of the reasons we always tell our players to respect their opponents. We are all brothers in the game we all love. Thoughts and prayers. 


September 8th, 2012 at 7:43 PM ^

My prayers and thoughts for Tulane's #92 also. He did nothing but play hard to the ball but he'll feel the guilt of making "the hit" the caused the damage. Huge burden to bear even though he did nothing at all wrong. Horrible feeling, I'm sure.