Penn State’s Brandon Bell was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his work in the Nittany Lion football team’s 45-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
Bell tied a career high with 18 tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, and broke up a pass during the win over the Spartans. Bell is one of three players in the nation to poste multiple games with 18-plus tackles in a game. He matched that total against Ohio State in October.
Bell is the eighth Nittany Lion to earn a Walter Camp national honor, with all of them on the defensive side of the ball. Mike Mauti was the last to be honored in 2012.