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#40 Jaevon Walton
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: Edna Karr

Jaevon Walton was the first of three teammates from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans to join the Huskers' 2014 recruiting class, committing to Nebraska last fall. He was later joined by high school teammates Glenn Irons and Jariah Tolbert, marking the first time since 1989 Nebraska has signed three players from the same high school. The 6-0, 230-pound Walton was a highly productive player from his linebacker spot for Coach Nathaniel Jones at Edna Karr. As a senior, Walton made more than 100 tackles, including seven in the state championship game at the Superdome. Walton earned first-team Class 4A LSWA all-state honors and was an All-Metro selection by the New Orleans Advocate. Walton first emerged as a starter at linebacker for Edna Karr as a sophomore in 2011, when the school finished with an 11-4 record and a runner-up showing in the Class 4A playoffs. Walton then moved to Alabama for his junior year to live with his father, former Alabama and NFL standout John Copeland. After one year in Alabama, Walton returned to New Orleans for his senior season. Walton is ranked as the No. 28 player in Louisiana by Rivals.com, and he is listed among the nation's top 60 inside linebackers in the 247 Sports composite rankings and by Scout.com. Walton took his only official visit to Nebraska, but also had offers from Missouri, Southern Miss, Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette. Walton was born on July 27, 1995, and is the son of John Copeland. Walton's father was an All-American at Alabama, and helped the Crimson Tide to the 1992 national championship. He was the fifth pick in the 1993 NFL Draft by Cincinnati, and went on to play eight seasons with the Bengals, recording 24 career sacks.