It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Anthony Walker?
Yes, there’s been a superhero sighting in Evanston, Ill., and reports are it’s Walker.
Northwestern created a superhero promotion for the star linebacker earlier in the week, calling him “The Franchise.” The promo came with a shirt, lunch box and even a comic book.
The program took the bit to an entirely different level on Thursday, releasing a video hinting that the junior linebacker actually has super powers. In the video, Walker creates quite a stir after stopping a moving car with just his bare hands.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald even makes a cameo in the video, acknowledging at the end that “the cat’s out of the bag,” with the pun fully intended.
Hey, in Northwestern’s eyes Walker is a hero. He’s arguably the best defensive talent the program has had in years and is one of the top defensive players in the country. Walker recorded 120 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and four sacks last season.
— #B1GCats (@NU_Sports) July 21, 2016