Kenneth Walker replaced Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny after he injured his tibia in a week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints. Penny will potentially be out of action for quite some time. He will undergo tests to determine how serious the injury is. The RB had to exit the game on a cart after he was tackled by several players at the same time.

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Walker enjoyed a successful second half. He rushed for 88 yards on eight carries, including a zigzag run of 69 yards late in the fourth quarter to give the team a short-lived lead in the game. Penny, who had been given a one-year deal, was coming off a successful 2021-22 season. The injury leaves Seahawks game planning in disarray.

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Who is Kenneth Walker? 

Walker was drafted this year as a second-round pick by the Seahawks and is known for his explosive power and ability to wind through traffic. At college, the 21 -year-old initially played for Wake Forest in 2019 and 2020 and then transferred to Michigan State in 2021. Walker totalled 1205 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior before being injured by blood clots in his lungs. However, he overcame the illness by the time of his senior year and produced 1326 more yards and 17 touchdowns. 

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Walker was born on October 20, 2000 in Arlington, Tennessee.  According to wiki & fact Walker has a net worth of $1.5 Million and career earnings of $ 2 Million. 

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Walker flourished considerably in his Michigan years with his speed and one-cut capabilities. Similar to his entry onto the NFL stage Walker achieved immediate success for the Spartans making a 75 yard dash to the goal line and producing four touchdowns on his debut. Walker was also among the 36 running backs who participated in the NFL combine, where he completed a 40 yard dash in 4.38 seconds which was tied third place among the overall tally. He also finished in the top 10 in the broad jump and the vertical jump.