Football: Walker earns national recognition


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Sophomore Anthony Walker runs to take down the ball carrier. Walker has been a rock in the middle of an NU defense that has led the way for the Cats’ 3-0 start.

Khadrice Rollins, Sports Editor

Sophomore linebacker Anthony Walker continues to be recognized for anchoring Northwestern’s defense.

This week, Walker earned the Walter Camp Football Foundation Defensive Player of the Week award for his career-high 19-tackle performance against Duke on Saturday.

Walker posted 14 tackles in the first half as the Wildcats slowed down a Duke offense that came into the game averaging 46 points per contest. NU held the Blue Devils to just 10 points on the road in Durham and forced three turnovers.

This is not the first time this season Walker’s play has garnered attention outside of Evanston. He earned the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award following the Cats’ 16-6 triumph over Stanford in the season opener. In that contest, Walker posted 10 tackles and recovered a fumble.

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