Grier and Notre Dame’s Kareem land Walter Camp Awards

 Khalid Kareem of Notre Dame. (Courtesy Photo)
Khalid Kareem of Notre Dame. (Courtesy Photo)

By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

Will Grier and Khalid Kareem were named Walter Camp Players of the week for the first week of College football.

Grier a senior led West Virginia to a 40-14 win over Tennessee of the SEC in their first-ever meeting, completing 73.5 percent of his passes (25-of-34) for a career-high 429 yards and tied his career best with five touchdown passes. The Charlotte, North Carolina native completed passes to 11 different Mountaineer receivers.

On the Defensive side Notre Dame junior DE Khalid Kareem recorded nine tackles (7 solo), including 2.5 for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 12th-ranked Notre Dame defeated 14th-ranked Michigan, 24-17. The Detroit native Kareem added one quarterback hurry to lead a Fighting Irish defensive unit.

“The defense was dialed in all day,” said Kareem. “There was a lot of intensity out there.”