By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Brady White of Memphis and Jaycee Horn of South Carolina were selected a for the National Walter Camp Players of the Week.
It was a heck of a weekend for White of (Hart High) Santa Clarita earned the Offensive Player of the Week Award as he led the Tigers from a 21-point deficit of UCF (2-2,1-2) in a 50-49 thriller that was of the wildest games of the year in front of 10, 500 at the Liberty Bowl.
The 6-3, 210-pound Redshirt Senior helped engineer a nine play 85-yard drive late in the fourth period to finish off the rally. On fourth down he connected with Tahj Washington on a fifty-five yard pass. Later in the drive he found Calvin Austin from the five yard-line with 1:24 left in the game to conclude the biggest comeback in school history.
White had a career-highs in completions 34, passing yards 486 touchdowns six touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1,1-1). He is the second member of the American Athletic Conference to win the award this year (Dillon Gabriel UCF).
Horn led a South Carolina defense that defeated defeat Auburn 30-22. The junior broke-up five passes tipped one that led to an interception by his teammate and picked off two that led to touchdowns.
“I am glad Bo Nix (Auburn QB) threw it at me a lot,” said the 6-1-205 Horn. “I felt like I had opportunities to make plays on the ball.”
He helped the Gamecocks (2-2,2-2) get the first win against a ranked team since Georgia in 2019.
The Alpharetta, Georgia native even drew praise from sportscaster Kirk Herbstreit who called Horns one of the top five individual performance of the weekend. He is the son of former All-Pro Joe Horn who spent years playing with the New Orleans Saints.
It was South Carolinas first win against a ranked team since Georgia in 2019. It was also the first win against Tigers (2-2, 2-2) in the SEC since 1933.
Walter Camp is known as the father of American football. It is America’s oldest All-American Team first selected in 1889.