Maye and Perkins Earn National Camp Honors
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer Drake Maye of NORTH CAROLINA and Harold Perkins, JR., of LSU were named Walter…
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Maye completed 31-of-49 passes for 448 yards and three touchdowns as 15th ranked North Carolina defeated Wake Forest, 36-34. The Redshirt freshman, quarterback, completed passes to nine different receivers as the Tar Heels captured the ACC Coastal Division title and improved to 9-1.
The Huntersville, NC. is also the seventh North Carolina player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004, and the first since running backs Michael Carter and Javonte Williams shared the award on Dec. 13, 2020.
Perkins Jr., was a dominant force in 10th-ranked LSU’s 13-10 victory against Arkansas, recording eight tackles, four for loss, four quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, one pass break up and a quarterback hurry. The redshirt freshman linebacker clinched the victory with a forced fumble with 1:13 to go. With the win, LSU improved to 8-2 and clinched a berth in the 2022 SEC Championship Game.
The Cypress, Texas native is the 12th LSU player to earn the Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since 2004, and the first since running back Tyrion Davis-Price (October 17, 2021).
This is the 19th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.