DeVon Walker

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DeVon Walker
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Position: Defensive specialist
Personal information
Born: (1985-11-22) November 22, 1985 (age 33)
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.

Indoor American football sport

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Indoor Football League indoor American football league founded in 2008

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2008 out of the merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. The league is the second highest tier in indoor/arena football behind the Arena Football League (AFL), and has operated continuously under the same name and corporate structure longer than any other current indoor football league, considering that the AFL's 2009 season was cancelled and the original league filed for bankruptcy that year. IFL players earn a minimum of US$200 per game played. The season is typically about 14 games long, plus playoffs of two or more rounds.

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High school career

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.

Gahr High School Public school in Cerritos, California

Richard Gahr High School, often simply known as Gahr High School, is a public, STEAM magnet high school in Cerritos, California, serving grades 9-12. Gahr High is one of three comprehensive high schools in the ABC Unified School District.

Varsity letter

A varsity letter is an award earned in the United States for excellence in school activities. A varsity letter signifies that its winner was a qualified varsity team member, awarded after a certain standard was met.

Division I-A Recruiting

Measureables
Ht. Wt. 40 yd. 20 Shut. Squat Max. Vertical Jump Bench Max. Broad Jump
6'0"188 lb.4.42 [2] 4.01610 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.

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TCU Horned Frogs

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University of Nevada-Reno (2006–2007)

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

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.

2008 NFL Draft

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Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchise in Baltimore, Maryland

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Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

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Personal life

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.

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References

  1. "Devon Walker - CB". ESPN.com . ESPNU . Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  2. 1 2 "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.