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Josh Allen named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

Josh Allen has been named Walter Camp Defensive Player after his performance on Saturday.

Josh Allen played a massive part in Kentucky’s 15-14 victory over the Tigers, as he led a defense that only allowed 49 yards and didn’t give up a single first down to Missouri in the 2nd half. Against the Tigers, Allen racked up 11 tackles (nine solo), including a pair of quarterback sacks, both of which caused fumbles.

Josh Allen leads the SEC and is second in the nation in sacks with ten on the year. In the Tackle for loss category, he is also leading the SEC (third nationally) with 14.5. Alen also ranks second in the country with five forced fumbles.

The awards keep piling up for the senior as he can put this accomplishment beside being named a mid-season all American and being named the defensive player of the week three times. If I had to venture to guess, he’ll get another player of the week award from the SEC sometime this week. Allen is also on the watch list for the nation’s top defensive awards, such as the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Bednarik Award, and the Butkus Award.

Even fighting through blatant holds, that don’t get called, Josh Allen is still a monster, and he’s getting the recognition he deserves. After all, he did warn Missouri.

If he’s not a first round pick come April in Nashville, you can color me shocked.

Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentWainscott_

8 Comments for Josh Allen named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

  1. runningunnin.454
    6:28 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

    NFL Sunday prime-time player; no doubt.

    • mashburnfan1
      10:03 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

      We were talking today at the Bengals game how great it would be to draft Josh with our 1st pick if he is still there. Maybe later draft Benny as well, if he goes pro. I know we all assume he is but he has said nothing.

    • CATandMONKEY
      11:52 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

      Mash, PLEASE don’t wish such tragedy on such a great and beloved Wildcat! Ha.

  2. Ridge Runner
    6:39 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

    Number 1 “held player” nationally as well. Great awards coming in.

  3. jimmer
    7:34 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

    Love this kid. One of my all-time favorite Cats.

  4. Wade
    8:06 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

    Who do you compare him to in the nfl? I think a bigger cam chancellor!

  5. SuperTroy18
    10:24 pm October 28, 2018 Permalink

    Haha! I LOVE this team’s swagger. After Gator win, they had similar words for UF. Gold. Pure gold.