Paralyzed Tulane player Devon Walker now advising for College Football Assistance Fund

Devon Walker during the New Orleans Saints Rookie Minicamp at the Saints training facility on May 17, 2014 in Metairie, Louisiana. (Getty)

Former Tulane defensive back Devon Walker has been named to the advisory committee of the College Football Assistance Fund.

The fund provides resources and financial assistance to players who have suffered severe injuries while playing college football.

Walker suffered a spinal cord injury against Tulsa in 2012 and is paralyzed from the neck down. He is bound to a wheelchair and uses a ventilator. He recently graduated from Tulane and was made an honorary member of the New Orleans Saints.

Walker received a grant from the College Football Assistance Fund in 2012 and is the first grant recipient to serve on the advisory committee.

“It’s an honor to be the first CFAF grant recipient to join the Advisory Committee,” said Walker. “As someone who has experienced a life-changing injury, I can speak firsthand to what these young men and their families are going through. I’m humbled and excited to bring my unique perspective to the committee.”

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