Minkah Fitzpatrick Named Walter Camp Defensive Player
of the Week
October 18, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama freshman defensive back Minkah
Fitzpatrick was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation
National Defensive Player of the Week, presented by
Generation UCAN, on Sunday the organization announced.
Fitzpatrick becomes the second Alabama player in as many
weeks to earn National Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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Fitzpatrick, a true freshman from Old Bridge, N.J.,
returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Texas
A&M, going 33 and 55 yards for scores. He is the only
player in Alabama history (via records verified back
to 1948) to return two interceptions for scores in the
Fitzpatrick added two solo tackles as the Crimson Tide
limited the Aggies to just one offensive touchdown and
316 yards of total offense, 164 yards below their season
average. His 88 interception return yards was tied for
the seventh most in a single game in school history.
He is the 10th Alabama player to earn Walter Camp
National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and
the sixth defensive back. Reggie Ragland was named the
Chuck Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the
Week following the Arkansas game.
The No. 8 Crimson Tide return home this Saturday to
host Tennessee at 2:30 p.m. inside Bryant-Denny Stadium
on CBS. SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s Saturday morning
pregame show, will also originate for Tuscaloosa from