UK’s Walker a semifinalist for national freshman award

Shaun Alexander Award given to nation’s outstanding first-year player
UK defensive lineman Deone Walker is a semifinalist for the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the...
UK defensive lineman Deone Walker is a semifinalist for the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award.(UK Athletics)
Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 4:56 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky defensive lineman Deone Walker has been named one of 14 semifinalists for the Shaun Alexander Award, given to the nation’s best freshman player.

Walker, who goes 6-foot-6, 330-pounds, has played in all eight UK games. He has 20 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups.

Shaun Alexander is a former Boone Co. running back, who became Alabama’s career rushing leader.