Detroit Lions rookie safety Tracy Walker recorded his first career interception during the team’s Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers when he snapped a pass away from receiver Curtis Samuel.
While this is the first official interception for the rookie, it is not the first time a pass has landed in his arms. Against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2, the safety had what looked like a potential game-winning interception late in the fourth quarter. The pick was called back for a controversial holding penalty, though. No penalty was going to wipe it away this time, though.
The third-round pick was selected out of Louisiana Lafayette in last spring’s NFL Draft. While his playing time has been limited so far this season he has slowly received and increased role and he is proving to the coaching staff that he deserves a spot on the field.
Unfortunately, the Lions couldn’t capitalize on this interception, but they still took a 10-7 lead into halftime.