Mizzou's Kentronte Walker named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Mizzou's Kentronte Walker named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

COLUMBIA, MO - SEPTEMBER 15: Running back Kendial Lawrence #4 of the Missouri Tigers carries the ball for a touchdown during the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by Brendan Marks / Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Missouri safety Kentronte Walker was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his game-saving efforts made against Arizona State  at Faurot Field on Saturday.

With ASU facing fourth and goal at the Mizzou 3 with just under 4 minutes to go, Walker broke up a throw and forced a turnover on downs.

After a three and out by the Tigers, ASU moved the ball to the Missouri 20 with just less than a minute to go. But Walker was there to stop the momentum, picking off an overthrown ball in the end zone.

The interception effectively sealed the game.

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