A pair of players from non-traditional football powers have claimed weekly Walter Camp honors, the foundation announced Sunday.
SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert and Duke linebacker Kelby Brown were named the National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performances in Week 9.
Gilbert’s 635 yards of total offense (538 passing, 97 rushing) in SMU’s win over Temple were the seventh-most in FBS history. His passing total was the most in school history.
Gilbert became the first Mustang to claim Camp honors since the weekly award was first introduced in 2004.
In Duke’s 13-10 win over a ranked Virginia Tech team, Brown was credited with 14 tackles, one for loss, and an interception late in the fourth quarter that helped seal the victory. With the win, the Blue Devils are bowl-eligible in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2013 Camp honorees:
WEEK 1: Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones, Virginia safety Anthony Harris
WEEK 2: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun
WEEK 3: Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr
WEEK 4: Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage, Maryland safety A.J. Hendy
Week 5: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, TCU safety Sam Carter
Week 6: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy
Week 7: Army running back Terry Baggett, Louisiana-Monroe safety Isaiah Newsome
Week 8: NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner
Week 9: SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, Duke linebacker Kelby Brown