Tillery and Milton Recognized by Walter Camp Foundation

Tillery and Milton Recognized by Walter Camp Foundation

Tillery and Milton Recognized by Walter Camp Foundation

 (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame and McKenzie Milton of UCF were named Walter Camp Defensive and Offensive National Players of the Week.

Following a second straight six-touchdown performance, UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.

Milton accounted for six touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing) as the13th-ranked Knights defeated Pittsburgh, 45-14.  Milton, a junior from Kapolei, Hawaii passed for 328 yards (18-of-34) and four touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards and two more scores as the Knights improved to 4-0.

 Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame had a big Game against Stanford. (Courtesy Photo)

Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame had a big Game against Stanford. (Courtesy Photo)

Jerry Tillery tied a school record with four quarterback sacks as 8th ranked Notre Dame defeated 7th ranked Stanford 38-17.The senior from Shreveport, Louisiana had 6 tackles, 2 QB hurries and a forced fumble to lead the Irish defense that held Stanford to 31 offense yards and three points in the second half.

Tillery and Milton; Tillery is the eighth Notre Dame player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second this season (Khalid Kareem, DE, Sept. 2).

It is the second time that McKenzie Milton has earned Walter Camp Player of the Week honors (Nov. 26, 2017) and the third UCF honoree (Terrance Plummer, LB, Oct. 12, 2014).

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