Tigers defensive back seals Missouri win
No kneeling for Walker on kickoff return
Sunday, September 16, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri defensive back Kenronte Walker was so excited after he intercepted a pass in the end zone, he just kept running instead of kneeling down for a touchback.
“I was telling the team ‘Get down, because he knows he’s not supposed to run with the ball, he’s supposed to get down,’” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. “He got out of bounds. He didn’t get hit there. I was going to go tackle him myself.”
The truth is, Pinkel probably would have grabbed him in a big bear hug.
Walker, who also made a key pass breakup in the final minutes, sealed Missouri’s 24-20 win against Arizona State on Saturday at Faurot Field.
It was a game the Tigers (2-1, 0-1 SEC) tried their hardest to give away on a night redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser made his first career start for ....