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Friday Round-Up: Kenneth Walker III Continues Year 2 Ascension

Running back Kenneth Walker III continues to work his way up the NFL’s statistical leaderboard in multiple categories.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, November 3 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

There's no sign of Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III slowing down in Year 2.

Last April, Seattle selected Walker in the second round of the 2022 draft. The Michigan State alum, by way of Wake Forest, rushed for 1,050 yards and nine touchdowns on 228 carries as a rookie. Through seven games played in 2023, Walker is halfway to surpassing his rookie totals, while ranking in the top 10 league-wide in several statistical categories.

In addition to leading all running backs in broken tackles (30), Walker ranks No. 7 in rushing yards (516), is tied for No. 4 in touchdowns (six) and tied for second in 20-plus-yard runs (five). Walker's 26 first downs (T-8th) are a testament to his ability to move the chains, with 22 percent of his runs resetting the downs.

Walker recorded his first 100-yard game of the season in Week 7's 20-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. In 6-of-7 games, Walker has rushed for 50-plus yards, while surpassing 75 yards in three of his last-five. Of running backs to record at least 110 carries, Walker is one of seven remaining to not surrender a fumble. On the receiving end, Walker is halfway to his 2022 total of 27 receptions for 165 yards, with 14 catches for 110 yards through seven games for 110 yards. Walker has recorded at least one reception in each of his last-three games.

There's still more than half a season remaining for the 5-2 Seahawks, but there's plenty to take from Walker's efforts to this point, especially that Year 1 was just the beginning.

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