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Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker to Sit Out Peach Bowl vs. Pitt



Michigan State will be without their best player for the upcoming Peach Bowl against Pitt.

All-American running back Kenneth Walker announced that he will not play in the bowl game and will start preparations for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Walker transferred into the Spartans program from Wake Forest and transformed himself into one of the best running backs in college football.

After finishing the season with 1,636 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns, Walker was voted a unanimous All-American, becoming the first Michigan State player to achieve that feat since Darqueze Dennard in 2013.

Walker ranked second in the country with 136 yards rushing per game and rushed for over 100 yards eight times this season and went over 200 yards twice.

With Walker sitting out, the next question is whether Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett will do the same thing. The answer to that should be revealed in the next day or two.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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2 years ago

I’m a little disappointed actually, as I think our D could’ve shut him down — but he would’ve been a nice challenge. Guess he thought that too, and decided playing would hurt his draft stock. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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2 years ago

Amazing to go from wake without fanfare and be super star 🌟 next year lol , Pitt fan for live, but very,very,hard to play defense in this day and age even in the SEC ( or nfl minor league) stats are very distorted with current rules in place. Just amazing he didn’t explode in ACC prior to this under very good coach

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