Kenneth Walker III not only scored a touchdown in his first NFL Playoff game, but he picked up a franchise record in doing so.

On Saturday, as the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Playoffs, Walker scored on a 7-yard TD run. The run was part of a larger, 14-play, 78-yard Seattle drive. The score put the Seahawks within striking distance of the 49ers.

With the TD, Walker became the first rookie in Seahawk’s history to score a rushing touchdown in his NFL playoff debut. The franchise tweeted the accomplishment shortly after, noting that legends Russell Wilson and Curt Warner didn’t score until their second playoff game. 

Before going pro, Walker was an elite talent at Michigan State, where he finished 2nd in the nation in rushing yards, ending with 1,636 yards and 18 TDs in his one season as a Spartan.

After foregoing his senior season at Michigan State, Walker was drafted by Seattle in the second round in the 2022 NFL Draft. Walker took over starting RB duties earlier this season in the absence of starter Rashaad Penny, who suffered a season-ending injury.