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Walker has personality in adversity

Updated: August 23, 2013, 10:55 AM ET
By Chris Scarnati | Special to ESPN.com

DESTREHAN, La. -- It started with a labored shrug of his shoulders. Progress continued when he wiggled one of his big toes, a physical feat more meaningful than any bone-rattling tackle he ever made on the football field. Then -- after much grunting and straining -- he partially extended his left leg.

With that Devon Walker, a Tulane senior who sustained a freak spinal cord injury on the football field last season that had left him paralyzed from the neck down, gained an elusive intangible ...

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