Kenneth Walker III is a special talent. We all knew that.
Now, a half-season into his NFL career, he’s showing the entire nation.
The former Michigan State football star and reigning Doak Walker Award winner took over as the starter in Seattle after Rashaad Penny went down with a season-ending injury and he’s looked like one of the best rushers in the entire NFL.
The rookie just rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a big Sunday afternoon win over the Chargers. He now has over 350 yards and four touchdowns in his last three games, averaging 6.8 yards per touch. The dude is on fire.
Kenneth Walker flashed his speed vs. the Chargers
On top of all of his success, he is showing just why he was a second-round pick with his physical tools. He’s compact, but he’s so strong and surprisingly fast for a 5-9, 211-pound back.
In fact, he posted the fastest run of the season of any ball-carrier in the NFL on his 74-yard touchdown run in the second half against the Chargers.
This is an absolutely insane stat. On this run to the outside in the fourth quarter that put the Seahawks up three touchdowns and essentially closed the door on any hope for a Chargers comeback, Walker got up to 22.09 mph.
If you put that into perspective, Usain Bolt’s average mph during his world record 100-yard dash of 9.58 seconds, it’s around 23.35 mph, according to topend sports. Insane how fast Walker was running on that play in full pads.
If you drafted Walker in your fantasy leagues, you’re probably either winning big or getting a ton of trade offers for him. Or both.
We all knew this breakout was coming.