Michigan defender snags behind-the-back interception in state final
Adrian Walker Jr. of Belleville made one of the most incredible picks we’ve ever seen over the weekend in Division 1 state championship game.
Belleville junior guarded back Adrian Walker Jr. made the capture that could only be described as epic Sunday in Michigan’s Division 1 state title game against Southfield Expressions and Tech (Southfield) at Portage Field in Detroit.
With 1:22 left in the primary quarter, Walker Jr. redirected a pass then got it despite his good faith without taking a gander at the 26-yard line for his fifth capture of the time. See it underneath.
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Walker Jr. returned the interception 15 yards and set up his offense at the Southfield 11-yard line. Moments later, Colbey Reed scored a rushing touchdown to give Belleville a 7-6 lead.
The three-star junior has offers from Colorado, LSU, Michigan State and Penn State.
Walker plays on both sides of the ball and is the team’s second leading receiver with six touchdowns and more than 500 yards. In the first quarter he hauled in a 31-yard reception from quarterback Bryce Underwood, the top rated player in the Class of 2025.
Belleville (13-1) lost the game 36-32 but has had quite a run over the past two years, going 27-1 with a state title in 2022.