By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Kyle Trask of Florida and Micah McFadden of Indiana were named this weeks National Walter Camp Offensive and Defensive Players of the week.
Trask completed 35 of 49 passes for 433 yards and four touchdowns in leading the fifth ranked Gators to a 31-19 win over Tennessee.
The senior from Manvell, Texas is now within one TD pass shy of Danny Wuerffel’s school record 39 (1996).
“I think it’s pretty cool but I’m not a huge statistic person and all that,” said Trask. “Just taking it one game at a time and now were going to be locked in on LSU.”
He is the first Florida player to win the award since Jonathon Greenard (Nov. 2019). The win also clinches a spot in the SEC Championship Game.
McFadden had nine tackles (6 solo) two of them for loss, to go with two quarterback sacks. The junior linebacker from Tampa helped the 8th ranked Hoosiers defeat Wisconsin 14-6. He helped hold the Badgers to 6 points the lowest vs. Indiana since 1992.
This year he has 52 tackles, 8.5 for loss, 5 sacks to go with 2 interceptions for the 6-1 Hoosiers. The only loss is against #3 Ohio State. McFadden is the first Indiana player to win the award since it started in 2004.
This is the 17th year that the Foundation has awarded one Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week. Walter Camp is known as the Father of American football. He first selected an All-American team in 1889.The Walter Camp Foundation is an all-volunteer organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. It founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideas of Camp and continue the tradition to select annual All-American team.