Walter Camp National Players of the Week Named
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Arizona State University’s Merlin Robertson was named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
The Serra high (Gardena) grad had nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and one pass breakup. The linebacker stepped up the most when the game counted, recording seven of his nine tackles and all of his sacks in the second half.
The 6-foot-3 and 240 pound outside linebacker helped lead the Sun Devils (2-0) to 16-13 win over Michigan State, the 15th ranked Spartans, in a PAC12- Big Ten showdown.
While at Serra Robertson Robertson was a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 129 overall prospect in the 2018 class by 247 Sports and the eighth-best outside linebacker in the country.
Robertson is the third ASU player to win the award on either side of the field, joining former quarterback Andrew Walter (11/7/04) and former wide receiver Jaelen Strong (10/514).
On the offensive side Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray nabbed the award Offensive Player of the Week-accounting for five touchdowns (3passing and 2 rushing). The 5-11 190 pound
Junior from Allen Texas completed 19 of 33 passes for 306 yards and rushed for 69 more in a 49-21 win over UCLA. Murray is the seventh Sooner to earn the Walter Camp player of the Week Honors and the third QB to be honored. (Sam Bradford 9/9/07 and Baker Mayfield 11/5/17)