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Walter Thurmond III

Walter Thurmond III
Thurmond in the 2011 NFL preseason.
No. 28     Seattle Seahawks
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-12) August 12, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: West Covina (CA)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2013

Walter Riley Thurmond III (born August 12, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

College career

Thurmond became a starter as a redshirt freshman in 2006, earning honorable mention for the all-Pac-10 team.[1] Thurmond III once again was awarded an honorable mention all-Pac-10 in 2007.[2] After battling injuries in 2008, Thurmond III finished with 5 interceptions, along with one in the 2008 Holiday Bowl.[1][3]

On September 26 against Cal, Thurmond III was hurt and did not return after a hit to the knee on the opening kickoff return. It was later determined that Thurmond III had torn three ligaments in his knee, and would miss the remainder of the 2009 season.[4]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Thurmond was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on June 17, 2010. He is also expected to replace Kelly Jennings as the starting corner for the 2011 season.[5]

On October 24, 2011, Thurmond was placed on injured reserve with a broken fibula and high ankle sprain, ending his season. On November 24, 2013, Thurmond was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.[6]

References

External links

  • ESPN.com
  • Oregon Ducks football bio
  • [1]

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