Players

Walter Thurmond
CB #28
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
West Covina, Calif.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 34 85 67 18 1 0 15 1 1 29 -- 29
2013 SEA 12 33 24 9 1 0 6 1 1 29 29 29
2012 SEA 2 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 12 7 5 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 37 33 4 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 34 1 1 2 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0
2013 SEA 12 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- -2 0 -- -- --
2012 SEA 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 SEA 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 13th selection (111th overall) in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started 2012 season on PUP and returned to play in two games with one start before injuring his hamstring and being placed on IR on December 31. Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed.
• Played in six games with three starts (two in place of Marcus Trufant) but season was cut short due to ankle injury at Cleveland (10/23). Had 12 tackles (seven solo), two passes defensed and one forced fumble in shortened playing time in 2011.
• Made first NFL start vs. Arizona (10/24/10), totaling four solo stops and two passes defensed.
• Replaced Marcus Trufant (head) at New Orleans (10/21/10) and had a career-high nine solo stops.
• Made NFL debut at cornerback after Trufant (ankle) went down vs. San Diego (9/26/10).
• Saw first NFL action on special teams in the season opener vs. San Francisco (9/12/10).

COLLEGE:
Played in 41 games, recording 254 tackles (181 solo), 12 interceptions (ranked ninth in school history) and scored five total touchdowns at Oregon. Returned 33 kickoffs for 850 yards and ran back 11 punts for 165 yards and one touchdown. As a senior, lost for the season after four games with a knee injury suffered returning the opening kickoff vs. California. Returned the opening punt 78 yards for a touchdown against Utah, to extend his career TD totals to five. Tied a school record with his third career interception for a touchdown (18 yards) against Purdue. As a junior, started 12 of 13 games played and finished tied for first in the Pac-10 with five interceptions. Recorded 51 tackles and shared the team lead in interceptions, including one INT in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State. Also had five solo tackles and returned six kickoffs for a total of 201 yards, including a 91-yarder.

PERSONAL:
Considered one of California’s fastest players, helped lead West Covina (Calif.) High School to CIF Southern Section Division VII championship and a 11-2-1. Recorded 29 receptions for 730 yards and seven touchdowns his senior season in addition to rushing for more than 400 yards and two more scores. Added 85 tackles and five interceptions to earn All-San Gabriel Valley Region honors. Also received All- CIF Southern Section second-team plaudits as a wide receiver in 2004 after attracting first-team all-San Antonio League, all-CIF and all-Valley attention following his 2003 campaign. Born Walter Riley Thurmond III on Aug. 12, 1987, in Hollywood, Calif. Parents are Walter Thurmond Jr. and Kassie Carney. Majored in Political Science.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 13th selection (111th overall) in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Started 2012 season on PUP and returned to play in two games with one start before injuring his hamstring and being placed on IR on December 31. Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed.
• Played in six games with three starts (two in place of Marcus Trufant) but season was cut short due to ankle injury at Cleveland (10/23). Had 12 tackles (seven solo), two passes defensed and one forced fumble in shortened playing time in 2011.
• Made first NFL start vs. Arizona (10/24/10), totaling four solo stops and two passes defensed.
• Replaced Marcus Trufant (head) at New Orleans (10/21/10) and had a career-high nine solo stops.
• Made NFL debut at cornerback after Trufant (ankle) went down vs. San Diego (9/26/10).
• Saw first NFL action on special teams in the season opener vs. San Francisco (9/12/10).

COLLEGE:
Played in 41 games, recording 254 tackles (181 solo), 12 interceptions (ranked ninth in school history) and scored five total touchdowns at Oregon. Returned 33 kickoffs for 850 yards and ran back 11 punts for 165 yards and one touchdown. As a senior, lost for the season after four games with a knee injury suffered returning the opening kickoff vs. California. Returned the opening punt 78 yards for a touchdown against Utah, to extend his career TD totals to five. Tied a school record with his third career interception for a touchdown (18 yards) against Purdue. As a junior, started 12 of 13 games played and finished tied for first in the Pac-10 with five interceptions. Recorded 51 tackles and shared the team lead in interceptions, including one INT in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State. Also had five solo tackles and returned six kickoffs for a total of 201 yards, including a 91-yarder.

PERSONAL:
Considered one of California’s fastest players, helped lead West Covina (Calif.) High School to CIF Southern Section Division VII championship and a 11-2-1. Recorded 29 receptions for 730 yards and seven touchdowns his senior season in addition to rushing for more than 400 yards and two more scores. Added 85 tackles and five interceptions to earn All-San Gabriel Valley Region honors. Also received All- CIF Southern Section second-team plaudits as a wide receiver in 2004 after attracting first-team all-San Antonio League, all-CIF and all-Valley attention following his 2003 campaign. Born Walter Riley Thurmond III on Aug. 12, 1987, in Hollywood, Calif. Parents are Walter Thurmond Jr. and Kassie Carney. Majored in Political Science.