Green Wave look to close out home portion of 2012 schedule on a high note Saturday vs East Carolina
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 47 tackles (34 solo, 13 assists), 1.0 tackle for loss, four pass break-ups and one forced fumble for his career...played in 30 games with one start...expected to once again provide depth in the secondary and serve on special teams.
2011: Played in nine games as a junior...finished tied for 11th on the team in pass break-ups (1) while tallying nine solo tackles...recorded a season-best five tackles in the season opener vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...had two tackles and a pass break-up vs UTEP (10/15)...recorded single-tackle performances vs Memphis (10/22) and at Hawai'i (11/26).
2010: Saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore...ranked 11th on the team with 23 tackles (15 solo, 8 assists) with one forced fumble and a pass break-up...tied a career high with seven stops (4 solo, 3 assists) to go with a pass break-up vs UCF (11/20)...tallied four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) and a forced fumble vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2)...added four tackles (1 solo, 3 assists) at Tulsa (10/16).
2009: Walk-on who played in nine games as a true freshman, including a start at free safety at SMU (11/28)...used primarily on special teams early in the year but worked his way into the defensive backfield where he tallied 15 tackles (10 solo, 5 assists) over the final four games of the season...posted career highs with seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) and a pair of pass break-ups at SMU...recorded six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) at UCF (11/21).
High School: Three-year letterman at Destrehan High School where he was a safety for head coach Stephen Robicheaux...named All-District (5A) while guiding the Wildcats to two state championships...helped Wildcats go a combined 29-0 during final two prep campaigns...off the field, was an honors student and a member of the Culture Club.
Personal: Born Devon Palmer Walker on Nov. 29, 1990, in Metairie, La...one of four children of Booker and Inez Walker...majoring in cell and molecular biology.