The race for the Heisman Trophy remains tight with several key players in a tight competition. Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III has been one of the top front runners since the beginning of the 2021 season.

On Saturday, No. 7 Michigan State defeated Maryland at home 40-21. Walker rushed for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry against Maryland’s defense. His performance was praised by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and ESPN College Football analyst Tim Tebow.

His big night against the Terrapins was just the latest of Walker’s big-game performances this season. After going over 140 yards in Week 11, Walker became the first Spartan since 2008 to record 140+ rushing yards in 3 straight games. Javon Ringer was the last to achieve that feat.

Walker has rushed for 1,473 yards and 17 touchdowns on 227 carries for an average of 6.5 yards per carry this season for Michigan State.