Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #10 CB, #71/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; 51 Sol-66 TT, 1 TFL, 5 INT, 8 PBU; Battled pelvis injury for most of the season, but still managed to start 12 of 13 games and finished tied for first in the Pac-10 with five interceptions ... shared the team lead in interceptions, including one pick in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State ... Also had five solo tackles against the Cowboys and returned six kickoffs for a total of 201 yards, including a 91-yarder to open the second half, setting up UO’s second touchdown of the game; earned the special teams game ball for his work in the season finale ... Had a 40-yard interception for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half at Oregon State ... awarded the team’s defensive game ball against Arizona State. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; KR: 3-66-22-0; 75 Sol-103 TT, 8 TFL, 5 INT, 18 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Finished as the co-leader in the Pacific-10 Conference in passes defended (23) as well as second on the team in interceptions (5). The league’s honorable mention all-conference choice (coaches) posted a team-high 75 of his 103 tackles unassisted. Earned team’s defensive player of the week accolades in consecutive weeks for performances against Michigan (nine solo tackles, five passes broken up) and Fresno State (fumble return for TD, INT). Filled up the stat sheet vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl with six tackles, 1.0 TFL, two pass breakups and a “Pick-6” 25-yard interception. 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 44 Sol-67 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 INT, 9 PBU; Earned honorable mention all-conference acclaim as well as third-team Freshman All-America plaudits. The team’s fourth-leading tackler led the Ducks in passes broken up. Singled out as the defense’s player of the week for his play against Arizona (14 tackles, TFL) and Arizona State. 2005: Singled out for outstanding scout team play on six occasions during redshirt year, including weekly accolades on both defense and special teams leading up to games against Montana and Stanford.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Hawks' picks: Round 4/111 -- Walter Thurmond, CB, 5-0, 195, Oregon: Thurmond likely would have been a second round pick in this year's draft, but he suffered a knee injury early last season and had ACL surgery. Also could play as a punt returner. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/31/12 - CB Walter Thurmond missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury, but is hopeful to return during the playoffs.
12/28/12 - CB Walter Thurmond (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.
12/27/12 - CB Walter Thurmond (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday, and could miss his third straight game.
12/25/12 - CB Walter Thurmond still is nursing a hamstring injury, and likely will not practice on Wednesday.
12/24/12 - CB Walter Thurmond missed his second game with a hamstring injury suffered in practice a few weeks ago. But Thurmond is expected to be healthy enough to play next week.