Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick, Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week
Only two teams remain undefeated in the SEC at the midway point of the season, and two players that helped it happen have earned national player of the week honors.
Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight were named defensive and offensive players of the week respectively by The Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Fitzpatrick led the Crimson Tide defense with three interceptions in the 49-30 win over Arkansas with one of those going more than 100 yards for a touchdown. Alabama would finish the game with five total takeaways.
Here's a closer look at the two performances in week six.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TREVOR KNIGHT, TEXAS A&M
Post-grad, Quarterback, San Antonio, TX/Reagan
Trevor Knight accounted for 339 yards and five touchdowns (3 rushing, 2 passing) as 8th-ranked Texas A&M (6-0) defeated 9th-ranked Tennessee, 45-38, in overtime. Knight passed for 239 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 110 yards and three scores. Knight’s one-yard scoring run was the game-winner in the second overtime.
Notes: Trevor Knight is the ninth Texas A&M player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and seventh offensive honoree (4th quarterback – Reggie McNeal, Johnny Manziel and Kyle Allen).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MINKAH FITZPATRICK, ALABAMA
Sophomore, Defensive Back, Old Bridge, NJ/St. Peter’s Prep
Minkah Fitzpatrick had three interceptions, including a school-record 100-yard return for a touchdown, as top ranked Alabama defeated 16th-ranked Arkansas, 49-30. Fitzpatrick also had five tackles (4 solo) and broke up two passes in the victory.
Notes: It is the second time that Minkah Fitzpatrick has earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 18, 2015). Fitzpatrick is also the 12th Crimson Tide to be honored with Player of the Week honors since the award started in 2004.