After yet another outstanding performance in Miami’s 41-8 blowout win vs Notre Dame, junior S Jaquan Johnson was named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
Big game, big awards.— Respect (@CanesFootball) November 12, 2017
Jaquan Johnson Named @WalterCampFF National FBS Player of the Week. pic.twitter.com/Zjes0QfQ2C
In the game, Johnson showed the full array of his impressive skillset. The junior, who was a captain for Saturday’s game, had 8 tackles, a TFL, a PBU, and an interception. Here’s the capsule for his weekly award from the Walter Camp website:
Jaquan Jackson posted eight tackles, including one for loss, and added one interception and one pass deflection as 10th-ranked Miami defeated third-ranked Notre Dame, 41-8. With the win, Miami improved to 9-0.
Notes: Jaquan Johnson is the third Miami player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004 (and second this season), joining quarterback Brock Berlin (Oct. 23, 2004) and linebacker Michael Pinckney, who was honored on Oct. 22, 2017.
As stated above, Johnson is the 2nd Canes defender to win this award this season, joining Michael Pinckney in that regard. He is leading the defense to great success and finally getting his due recognition.