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Senior Captain Von Walker's Penn State Career Ends

by on November 23, 2016 8:35 AM

Penn State linebacker Von Walker, a senior special teams captain, suffered a career-ending knee injury in the waning moments of last Saturday’s game against Rutgers, meaning his playing days in Happy Valley are over.

His season-ending injury is one more on a lengthy list for the Lions, joining players like Nyeem Wartman-White, Jan Johnson, Jake Cooper, Jason Vranic, Andrew Nelson, and Paris Palmer.

Walker began his career as a walk-on running back who made appearances on all sides of the ball his true freshman season. He made an impact as a kick and punt returner, but switched to safety in the same season. Known for his versatility, Walker eventually transitioned to linebacker, where he remained until suffering his injury.

 

Walker’s hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed by James Franklin and his staff. In April of 2015, Franklin awarded Walker a full scholarship for his efforts.

Past teammates like Jesse Della Valle and Brian Tomasetti tweeted their support to Walker upon hearing the news of his injury.

 



David Abruzesse writes for Onward State
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