Travon Walker
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Walker with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022
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 Week 10, 2022
Tackles:36
Sacks:2.5
Pass deflections:2
Interceptions:1
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.

Early life and college

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 for the Georgia Bulldogs at the University of Georgia.[3][4]

Walker played in 12 games and had 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a freshman for the Bulldogs 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.[8] He declared for the 2022 NFL Draft following the season.[9]

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 0 1 1 0 0
2020 9 6 7 13 2 1.0 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 1 0
2021 15 19 18 37 7.5 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 2 1 0 0
Career 36 34 31 65 13 9.5 0 0 0.0 0 4 2 1 0
Source:[10]

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[11][12]

Walker was selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2022 NFL Draft.[13] He signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $37.4 million fully guaranteed, on May 12, 2022.[14] In his debut, Walker recorded a sack and interception in a 28-22 loss against the Washington Commanders.[15]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Sfty Int Yds Lng TD PD FF FR Yds TD
2022 JAX 10 10 36 14 18 2.5 0 1 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 0
Career 10 10 36 14 18 2.5 0 1 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ James, Marvin (January 7, 2022). "Former Upson-Lee standout Travon Walker hunkers down with the Dawgs for CFP Championship". WMAZ. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  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 (July 24, 2018). "5-star defensive tackle commits to Georgia". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  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 (March 30, 2021). "Bulldogs expect breakout year from defensive end Travon Walker". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  8. ^ Witz, Billy; Mast, A. J. (January 11, 2022). "Georgia Wins National Title, Conquering a Drought and a Rival". The New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  9. ^ Austin, Brooks (January 14, 2022). "BREAKING: Travon Walker Say Goodbye To Georgia". Sports Illustrated Georgia Bulldogs News, Analysis and More. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  10. ^ "Travon Walker". georgiadogs.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Travon Walker Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  12. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Travon Walker, Georgia NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  13. ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2022). "Walker intro: Smiles and collaboration". Jaguars.com. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  14. ^ Baca, Michael (May 12, 2022). "Jaguars signing No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker to $37.4M rookie contract". NFL.com. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  15. ^ Easterling, Luke (September 11, 2022). "No. 1 pick Travon Walker lives up to the hype in regular-season debut". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 12, 2022.