There were some outstanding performances in the SEC on Saturday, and two of them earned a national honor.
Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight and Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick were honored as the Walter Camp National Players of the Week.
— Walter Camp Football (@WalterCampFF) October 9, 2016
Knight won the offensive player of the week award for his performance in a 45-38 double-overtime victory against Tennessee. He became the ninth Aggies player to receive the award since 2004.
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 2 touchdowns, while rushing for 110 yards and 3 scores. Knight’s 1-yard scoring run was the game-winner in the second overtime.
Fitzpatrick won the defensive player of the week award for the second time in his young career after a standout performance in the Crimson Tide’s 49-30 win at Arkansas.
Minkah Fitzpatrick had 3 interceptions, including a school-record 100-yard return for a touchdown, as top-ranked Alabama defeated 16th-ranked Arkansas, 49-30. Fitzpatrick also had 5 tackles (4 solo) and broke up 2 passes in the victory.
He is the 12th Crimson Tide player to receive the award since 2004.