Sports

Actions

Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Kenneth Walker III Michigan State Northwestern Football
Posted at 8:53 AM, Sep 07, 2021

(WXYZ) -- Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Walker rushed for 264 yards and four touchdowns - both career highs - in the Spartans' 38-21 win over Northwestern Friday night.

Walker's 264 yards rushing marked the seventh-highest single-game total in Michigan State history, and the most by a player making his Spartan debut.

The last Michigan State player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors was Felton Davis III on October 2, 2017.