Former UL Star Tracy Walker Leads NFL In Tackles
Yeah; it's very early, but a former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun football standout is off to a great start to the 2019 NFL season.
Former Louisiana defensive back Tracy Walker, currently a member of the Detroit Lions, currently leads the NFL in solo tackles and is tied for the league lead in overall stops.
Walker compiled 9 tackles in an opening-week 27-27 tie with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, before accumulating 10 more stops in a 13-10 win over the San Diego Chargers in Week 2.
Last season, Walker, who played for the Cajuns from 2014-2017, had a solid rookie campaign for Detroit, after being selected by the Lions in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, compiling 21 tackles, to go along with an interception and two passes defended.
A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Walker compiled 97 tackles and two interceptions in 2017 as a senior at UL and finished his stellar collegiate career with 276 tackles and 8 interceptions over 50 games.