Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2012, this fourth-year pro has been a key contributor to the New Orleans defensive line rotation the last two seasons, playing in 23 games with one start and collecting 33 tackles (19 solo), 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
NFL CAREER – Originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2012, this fourth-year pro has been a key contributor to the New Orleans defensive line rotation the last two seasons, playing in 23 games with one start and collecting 33 tackles (19 solo), 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 4/30/12.
2014 – Played in 16 games while making his first career start…Registered 21 tackles (14 solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble…Recorded a sack of Falcons QB Matt Ryan at Atlanta, Sept. 7...Posted two solo stops at Cleveland, Sept. 14…Posted a sack of Colin Kaepernick and his first-career forced fumble that was recovered by Cameron Jordan vs. San Francisco, Nov. 9... Recorded a season high four tackles (three solo) vs. Carolina, Dec. 7...Contributed three stops (one solo) at Chicago, Dec. 15... Received first-career start along the defensive front and finished with three tackles (two solo) and half a sack on Buccaneers QB Josh McCown at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28. 2013 – Appeared in seven contests in defensive line rotation and on special teams and posted 12 stops (five solo), a sack and a pass defense…Inactive in Week two and Weeks 5-11 (knee)…Recorded career-high five tackles (two solo) and his first career sack of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill vs. Miami, Sept. 30. 2012 – Spent the entire season on the Saints 53-man roster and was a gameday inactive for 15 contests…Active, but did not play at Atlanta, Nov. 29.
COLLEGE – Started career at Jones County (Miss.) Junior College before transferring to Tulsa…Started all 26 games in two seasons for the Golden Hurricane and finished with 84 tackles, 25.5 stops for a loss, 13.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2011, recorded 41 tackles, 13.5 for a loss, eight sacks, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks…As a junior, registered 43 tackles, 12 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble…Majored in exercise sports science.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Westgate (New Iberia, La.) HS, where he helped his team win the Class 5A state championship, earning first-team all-district honors…Made 64 tackles, including 24 stops for a loss his senior season…Born March 18, 1990.
Tyrunn Walker speaks with reporters on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)
Tyrunn Walker recaps practice on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints defensive end Tyrunn Walker sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Garrett Gilbert inside the 5-yard line.