Penn State's Brandon Bell named Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week
Even at “Linebacker U,” Brandon Bell’s honor was impressive.
The Penn State linebacker’s dominant day earned him a weekly national honor on Monday. Bell was named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week.
He had a whopping 18 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in Penn State’s blowout win against Michigan State. Bell equaled the mark he set in the upset victory against Ohio State back in October. He’s one of three FBS players to record 18 tackles in multiple games this season.
In just 7.5 games, Bell has 74 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks this season.
Bell was the eighth Penn State player since 2004 to win the award, which is earned for the top defensive performance in the country every week.
The Lions could use some more of Bell’s dominant ways on Saturday when they take on Wisconsin in the B1G Championship. Penn State still has a chance to make the College Football Playoff field, though it remains uncertain if it controls its own destiny to the top four.