May 22, 2014 5:37 PM by KATC

Saints free agent Devon Walker to appear on Good Morning America

Devon Walker, New Orleans Saints free agent signee and former captain of the Tulane Green Wave football team, and his coach will appear on ABC's Good Morning America tomorrow morning during a Robin Roberts interview.

Walker is paralyzed as a result of a football injury.

Slated to begin at 7:47 a.m. (CST) from GMA's Times Square studios in New York, the interview also will feature Curtis Johnson, Walker's coach at Tulane and a former New Orleans Saints assistant.

Following Walker's graduation ceremony, an event that featured Saints quarterback Drew Brees as commencement speaker, Walker was announced as the team's latest free-agent signee. Shortly afterward, the team put Walker on the reserve/retired list

Walker, a native of nearby Destrehan, was a four-year letterman with the Tulane Green Wave from 2009-12. He joined the team as a walk-on in 2009 and had moved into the starting lineup and was named a team captain as a senior in 2012.

In the second game of his senior campaign on September 8, 2012, at Tulsa, Walker suffered a career-ending spinal injury when he collided with a teammate while attempting to make a tackle just seconds before halftime. Walker injured his C3 and C4 vertebrae, which left him paralyzed from the neck down, and he spent over three months in the hospital before returning home in December, 2012.

Despite the adversity and extensive rehabilitation that Walker has faced, he has embraced all of these challenges directly and has been an inspiration to others. In the fall of 2013, Walker returned to Tulane's uptown campus and to the classroom to continue his studies in cell and molecular biology.



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