Tulane safety Walker seriously hurt in collision with teammate
New Orleans, LA, United States (4E Sports) – Tulane safety Devon Walker was taken off the field in an ambulance when he was hurt after a head-to-head collision Saturday with a teammate during their game against Tulsa.
Tulane assistant athletic director Roger Dunaway confirmed Walker was hurt while a television broadcast said the player is in stable condition.
Walker was hurt on the last play of the first half when he had a helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Julius Warmsley while trying to tackle Tulsa back Willie Carter.
After receiving a direct hit to the head, Walker dropped to his back and did not move. Fox News reported that Walker stopped breathing when emergency medical workers removed his jersey and shoulder pads.
Walker was revived after medical workers applied CPR. Silence fell over H.A. Stadium as he was being attended to on the field with several coaches in tears.
The three-year letterman Walker, who is majoring cell and molecular biology, has 47 tackles (34 solo, 13 assists) in his career with the Green Wave. In the team’s opener against Rutgers, he registered a career-high nine tackles.
The 6-1, 173-pound Walker played in 30 games with one start and has provided depth in the secondary and special teams.