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Tyrunn Walker
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-18) March 18, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: New Iberia, Louisiana
Career information
College: Tulsa
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2012 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     85
Sacks     4.5
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     2

Tyrunn Walker (born March 18, 1990) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Tulsa and signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He has also played for the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, and Buffalo Bills.

College careerEdit

Walker played college football at Jones County Junior College before transferring to Tulsa for his junior season. In his two seasons at Tulsa, He finished with 84 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 11 pass deflections, and 4 forced fumbles. [1]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On April 30, 2012, he signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[2] Against the odds, Walker made the final 53-man roster. However, he was a healthy inactive in all 16 of the team's regular season games.

Detroit LionsEdit

On March 12, 2015, Walker signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[3] During the 2015 season, he played in four games for Detroit and posted nine tackles, before he suffered a broken fibula in a game on October 5 of that year, and was placed on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season.[4] On March 4, 2016, the Lions re-signed Walker to a one-year contract.[5]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On March 23, 2017, Walker signed with the Los Angeles Rams.[6] He was released on June 22, 2017.[7] He re-signed with the Rams on August 23, 2017.[8]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On August 12, 2018, Walker was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[9] He was released on September 1, 2018.[10]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)Edit

On January 15, 2019, Walker was signed by the New Orleans Saints.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tyrunn Walker Statistics". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/tyrunn-walker-1.html.
  2. "Saints Announce 2012 Rookie Free Agent Class". neworleanssaints.com. April 30, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20170324174104/http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/Saints-Announce-2012-Rookie-Free-Agent-Class/2d793d2e-04c4-4291-ac35-e457fc797fea. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  3. Twentyman, Tim (March 13, 2015). "Lions sign defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker". DetroitLions.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170703140820/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/lions-sign-defensive-tackle-tyrunn-walker/fdcd7319-e439-426b-a514-0065d6eb8280. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  4. Gantt, Darin (October 6, 2015). "Lions lineman Tyrunn Walker having surgery for broken leg, to IR". NBC Sports. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/10/06/lions-lineman-tyrunn-walker-having-surgery-for-broken-leg-to-ir/. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  5. Twentyman, Tim (March 4, 2016). "Lions re-sign DT Tyrunn Walker". Detroit Lions. https://web.archive.org/web/20160508202212/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-re-sign-DT-Tyrunn-Walker/a2a182c1-5f0b-4a82-8faf-76e3d20ee245. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  6. Simmons, Myles (March 23, 2017). "Rams Agree to Terms with DT Tyrunn Walker". https://www.therams.com/news/rams-agree-to-terms-with-dt-tyrunn-walker-18679490.
  7. Langer, Travis (June 22, 2017). "Rams Continue Trimming Roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20170825015531/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Continue-Trimming-Roster/47c16cf3-7a90-48c6-8cb7-da6ed72968f1.
  8. Simmons, Myles (August 23, 2017). "Rams Sign DT Tyrunn Walker". https://www.therams.com/news/rams-sign-dt-tyrunn-walker-19244870.
  9. "Bills add defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker". August 12, 2018. https://www.buffalobills.com/news/bills-add-defensive-tackle-tyrunn-walker.
  10. "Bills make these moves to reach the 53-man roster limit". September 1, 2018. https://www.buffalobills.com/news/bills-make-these-moves-to-reach-the-53-man-roster-limit.
  11. Patra, Kevin (January 15, 2019). "Saints signing Tyrunn Walker to help replace Rankins". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001010910/article/saints-signing-tyrunn-walker-to-replace-injured-rankins.

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