Seahawks rookie running back Kenneth Walker III wasted no time making his presence felt on Sunday, taking his first carry of the game 17 yards, then following that up with another 34 yards on the very next play. When all was said and done, the second rounder had accumulated 97 rushing yards, 13 receiving yards, and a touchdown, playing a key role in a 19-9 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. That performance has earned him a nomination for FedEx Ground Player of the Week. Not bad for a first career start.
Fans can vote below:
This is the third straight week a Seahawks player has been nominated for an Air or Ground Player of the Week award:
- Week 4 at Lions: Geno Smith for Air Player of the Week AND Rashaad Penny for Ground Player of the Week (Penny won)
- Week 5 at Saints: Geno Smith for Air Player of the Week
- Week 6 vs. Cardinals: Kenneth Walker III for Ground Player of the Week
Additionally, Uchenna Nwosu earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for Week 1 vs. the Broncos, and Geno Smith was named Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5 vs. the Saints.
Vote early and often for Walker.
The Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field for Week 6 of the season on October 16, 2022. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.