'Devon's Den' dedicated for paralyzed Tulane player

BY foxsports • October 30, 2013

It has been more than two years since Devon Walker's life changed forever.

Walker, a safety for the Green Wave, went in for a tackle in the first half against Tulsa on Sept. 8, 2012.

The play was nothing out of the ordinary, but he did not get up after falling to the ground.

Walker suffered a severe spinal cord injury and was fighting for his life.

His playing career is over and he's powered by a wheelchair, but Walker is smiling this week.

Tulane University and many other supporters have helped create "Devon's Den," the construction of an additional bedroom and bathroom at his home.

It was dedicated during a ceremony last Friday before the Tulane vs. Tulsa game.

"Just from day one, having that support behind me really kept me going," he said. "I'm trying to get better so I can show other that it's not a death sentence.

"Just because I'm not walking today, doesn't mean I'm not walking tomorrow, and however long it takes I'll keep going."

For more information about Devon's Den, visit tulanegreenwave.com.


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