The Big Ten named Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker the conference's best defensive player in Week 3, following the No. 17 Wildcats' 19-10 win over Duke.
The #B1G Defensive Player of the Week is @NUfbfamily LB Anthony Walker, with 19 tackles against Duke. pic.twitter.com/T9PZ9peSAB— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 21, 2015
Walker racked up 19 tackles in Durham, with 14 of them coming in the first half, following up on his strong start to his sophomore season. Following Northwestern's season-opening upset of Stanford, Walker was also named the conference's defensive player of the week.
As it stands, Walker is ranked eighth in the nation in total tackles per game with 12.0.