Florida State defensive end DeMarcus Walker had a great performance against the Ole Miss Rebels in their season-opening game Monday night. His 4.5 sacks were a big reason for the team making a 22-point comeback and winning the game 45-34.
Following the game, Walker spoke with reporters and said that he was in “Mamba mode,” referencing recently retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who went by the moniker “Black Mamba” throughout most of his career.
The Seminoles tweeted out a graphic of Walker’s reference and Bryant seemed to have liked it, so he responded.
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) September 7, 2016
I love it! https://t.co/pieE19tB1k
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 8, 2016
During the 2015 season, Walker was tied for fourth for sacks in the ACC with 10.5. He is almost halfway there after one game, so there is no telling what he will be able to do when the Seminoles take the field against Charleston Southern this weekend.