KSU football player stabbed on spring break, punctures lung

Brad Tansey

A Kent State football player was stabbed in the back while on vacation over spring break last week.

Kent Walker, a freshman linebacker, was injured when he intervened in an altercation, according to the Kent State Athletic Department.

Walker was “being a good Samaritan and in the wrong place at the wrong time,” according to a release by the department.

Walker, 22, is out of the hospital, but will miss the team’s spring practices and spring game April 30. He suffered a punctured lung but is expected to make a full recovery in time for summer workouts and the fall season.

Walker, a Kittanning, Pa., native, will not face disciplinary action.

Walker would not comment on the incident.

— Brad Tansey