The Man Behind the Mission

Beyond his accomplishments on the football field, Travon Walker is making great strides for his community as the founder, CEO, and heart of the Travon Walker Foundation. His inspiring vision and passion for giving back fuels our mission to empower youth to reach their full potential. Together, we’re building brighter futures!


Travon Walker has proven himself as a dominant force on the football field—from the 2019 All-American Bowl in high school, to the 2022 College Football National Championship, and now as a starting outside linebacker in the National Football League.

Walker’s impressive college football career at the University of Georgia earned him numerous accolades—including being named to the All-SEC Teams in 2020 and 2021 and a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the best defensive player in college football—and helped lead the Bulldogs to success on the field. Walker’s ability to disrupt plays and get to the quarterback was undeniable, recording a total of 82 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, and 13.5 sacks during his college career. His outstanding performance in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game was instrumental in helping the University of Georgia win their first national championship in over 40 years. Walker was named the Defensive MVP of the game, capping off an impressive season for the talented defensive lineman.

After three standout seasons for the Georgia Bulldogs, Walker entered the 2022 NFL Draft, where he the first round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars and the first draft pick overall for the year. In his rookie season, he started in 14 of the 15 games he appeared in, finishing with 3.5 sacks, 49 total tackles, one interception, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble.

#1 Overall Draft

2022 NFL Draft

National Champion
& Defensive MVP

2022 College Football Playoff National
Championship Game

All-SEC Team

2020 and 2021

114 Tackles

College and NFL (Solo and Assist)


Travon’s family has always been a source of inspiration and motivation for him. Growing up with a close-knit family and support system in Thomaston, Georgia, Travon credits his family—parents Lasonia and Stead, sisters Shantel and Nikeria, and niece—for keeping him grounded and reminding him of his roots, even as he has achieved success on the football field. His parents instilled in him the importance of hard work, discipline, and perseverance from a young age, values that would serve him well in his life on and off the field. Travon wants to motivate youth in the community to embrace these strong values and equip them with the resources they need to follow their dreams and achieve their goals as he has done through football.

While Walker is immensely grateful for his family’s love and encouragement, he realizes not every child has access to such a strong support system to help navigate life’s obstacles. Like his parents before him, Walker aims to inspire, mentor, and support Thomaston’s youth through this foundation, equipping the next generation with the tools they need to discover and achieve their goals.


The most successful NFL athletes—and people in general—are those who have a well-rounded approach to their careers, focusing on their mental, emotional, physical, and financial well-being. While football is undoubtedly the catalyst for Walker’s career, he is a multi-faceted individual who is motivated to pursue diverse interests off the field and build the foundation for long-term success and fulfillment.

Determination. Courage. Resilience. Discipline. Travon Walker’s success is a testament to the importance of values such as these, but adopting these behaviors requires effort and intentionality. Embracing these values, the Travon Walker Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people with these skills in order to help build a stronger, brighter community and future.



Walker was also a talented athlete on the basketball court. A four-year starter in high school, Walker averaged 11.7 points a game and 10.8 rebounds.

Real Estate

Travon’s passion for community development has led him to pursue an interest in real estate investments.


Walker began the Travon Walker Foundation after his rookie year in the NFL. His close bond with his 12-year-old niece is a major source of his motivation to support younger generations in this capacity.


Travon, who was in band during high school, plays the trombone and sings.
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Together, we can make a difference for our youth.

Join us in making a positive impact by donating to The Travon Walker Foundation today. Your contribution will go a long way in supporting our mission to create meaningful change in our youth’s lives. With your help, we can provide vital resources, support and education to those in need. Every donation counts, no matter the size, and will directly impact the lives of those we serve. Together, let’s make a difference and create a world where every child can thrive. Thank you for your generosity and support.

The Travon Walker Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.