Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III named Walter Camp Award winner
Kenneth Walker III has hauled in another award.
Thursday night, the Michigan State running back was named the winner of the Walter Camp Award, presented to the most outstanding player in college football. He was also the recipient of the Doak Walker Award, presented to the top running back in the sport.
Walker became the first player in Michigan State history to win the Walter Camp Award.
Kenneth Walker III wins the Walter Camp Award as the most outstanding player in college football 👏 @MSU_Football pic.twitter.com/IGuauxTqG7
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 10, 2021
Walker ended the 2021 season, and his first year at Michigan State, with a nation-leading 1,636 yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns on 263 carries. He maintained a 6.22 yards per carry average and posted 136.3 yards per game, also the highest average in the country.
Though he was outstanding through most of the year, Walker seemed to solidify the award in late October, when he rushed for 197 yards and 5 touchdowns in Michigan State’s thrilling 37-33 win over Michigan.
Walker ended the year with 8 games hitting the 100-yard mark and exceeding 200 yards in wins over Northwestern and Rutgers. He also had 89 receiving yards and a touchdown.