Walker, Brazil among 17 Cajuns Participating at Pro Day

Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 23:11:00-04

Safety Tracy Walker was the main attraction at UL pro day as he and teammates worked out in front of 31 NFL teams. Walker declined the running drills after solid times at the combine, but instead impressed scouts with defensive back drills.

"They definitely just told me to continue to be myself," Walker said. "Continue to develop myself and the way that I need to as a DB. That was my big thing continue to strive to be the best."

17 former Cajuns in total participating in the UL Pro Day, including one surprise name in Cajuns track star Jeryl Brazil. The former UL and LSU football player impressed scouts with his speed, as scouts clocked him at 4.31, and others had him in the 4.2’s

"My whole goal has to be, when I got back on the track, was to get back on the football field sooner or later," Brazil said.

Brazil just became an indoor track and field All American in early March, but ever since he’s been preparing for his big moment.

"These past 3 weeks I’ve been working with a trainer, getting ready for this day," Brazil explained. "I’ve been doing DB drills for the past 3 weeks religiously." 

After being dismissed from the Cajuns football team in 2016, Brazil never gave up on his NFL dreams. He hopes one team will give him a shot.

"I just kept fighting. I knew that one day, that if I keep pushing that I’d eventually get back on the football field. I just took track one step at a time and focus on my speed. Because I know my speed was gonna get these scouts attention."