Tre Walker Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Tre Walker

Sept. 26, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore linebacker Tre Walker has been named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Wildcats’ 28-24 win at Miami, the conference office announced today.

The award for Walker was the first of his career and also the first for a Wildcat player this season, while the last K-State defensive player to earn weekly honors from the league was Courtney Herndon against Montana State in 2008.

Against Miami, Walker made four of the Wildcats’ last seven tackles inside the K-State 13-yard line during the Hurricanes’ final drive, including the final three and the goal line stop on quarterback Jacory Harris on fourth and goal to seal the victory. He also finished the game with eight total tackles.

Following a season in which he was named a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele, Walker is currently third on the team in tackles with 16, highlighted by the stellar finish last week against Miami.

Fewer than 3,000 tickets still remain for Saturday’s ABC-televised matchup with No. 15 Baylor but are going fast following two sellout crowds for the Eastern Kentucky and Kent State games. Bowl and sideline level tickets are available for $55, while reserved view level tickets are available for just $35. Additionally, military personnel and veterans can purchase tickets for just $20 for Fort Riley Day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Fans can order tickets for the Baylor game, or any of the other four remaining home games, online at www.k-statesports.com, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or at the ticket office located inside Bramlage Coliseum. Kickoff for Saturday’s game with Baylor is set for 2:30 p.m. as both teams enter Big 12 play with 3-0 records.