Former UL Star Tracy Walker Ranks 2nd In NFL In Solo Stops
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun defensive back Tracy Walker had arguably the best game of his still young professional career on Sunday.
Currently a member of the Detroit Lions, Walker recorded 12 tackles, including 11 solo stops, in a 34-30 setback to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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, and then five more tackles in a 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.
His 36 tackles rank Walker tied for second in the NFL among defensive backs, while his 32 solo stops rank him second in the entire league, behind only Green Bay linebacker Blake Martinez, who has 33.
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.