Travon Walker
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Walker with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2021
No. 44 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (2000-12-18) December 18, 2000 (age 21)
Thomaston, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:Upson-Lee (Thomaston)
College:Georgia (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Yury Travon Walker (TREY-von; born December 18, 2000) is an American football outside linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia, winning the 2022 National Championship with them prior to being selected first overall by the Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft.

High school career

Walker was born on December 18, 2000, in Thomaston, Georgia, and attended Upson-Lee High School.[1] He was selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl.[2] He committed to play college football at the University of Georgia.[3][4]

College career

Walker played in 12 games and had 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a freshman at Georgia in 2019.[5] As a sophomore in 2020, he played in nine games with 13 tackles, one sack and one interception.[6][7] Walker started at defensive tackle as a junior and was a part of the team that won the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. He declared for the 2022 NFL Draft following the season.[8]

College statistics
Season GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR FF TD
2019 12 9 6 15 3.5 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2020 9 6 7 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2021 15 19 18 37 7.5 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Career 36 34 31 65 13 9.5 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
Source:[9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
272 lb
(123 kg)
35+12 in
(0.90 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
4.51 s 1.54 s 2.62 s 4.32 s 6.89 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[10][11]

Walker was selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft.[12] He signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $37.4 million fully guaranteed, on May 12, 2022.[13]

References

  1. ^ https://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-football/article160005584.html[bare URL]
  2. ^ Jason Jordan (November 1, 2018). "Georgia commit Travon Walker 'can't wait' to suit up in the All-American Bowl". USA TODAY. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Tom VanHaaren (July 24, 2018). "Travon Walker gives Georgia another highly touted recruit". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  4. ^ Sentell, Jeff. "5-star defensive tackle commits to Georgia". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  5. ^ Austin, Brooks (March 15, 2020). "Georgia Football: Sophomore Surge Set for Travon Walker". SI.com. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  6. ^ Crosby, Robert (April 29, 2021). "Georgia's Travon Walker Poised For a Big Jump In 2021". SI.com. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Towers, Chip. "Bulldogs expect breakout year from defensive end Travon Walker". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  8. ^ "BREAKING: Travon Walker Say Goodbye to Georgia".
  9. ^ "Travon Walker". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Travon Walker Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  11. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Travon Walker, Georgia NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  12. ^ Oehser, John. "Walker intro: Smiles and collaboration". Jaguars.com. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  13. ^ Baca, Michael. "Jaguars signing No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker to $37.4M rookie contract". NFL.com. Retrieved May 12, 2022.