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LSU's Minter named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU junior linebacker Kevin Minter earned national recognition on Sunday for his play in the 24-19 win over Texas A&M as he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week.

The honor is the first of the year for an LSU player and it's the first national honor for Minter during his career with the Tigers.

Minter led the Tiger defensive attack with 12 tackles, including one sack for a 7-yard loss and an interception. He also broke up a pass and had two quarterback hurries in playing every defensive snap (94) in the LSU victory.

Minter played a key role in LSU holding the Aggies – the Southeastern Conference's top scoring team - to just 19 points, 28 below their season average. LSU also limited Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the SEC's leading rusher going into the game, to a season-low 27 yards. It was also the first time this year that Manziel didn't account for a touchdown rushing or passing.

Minter's third quarter interception halted an Texas A&M drive inside the LSU 45-yard line and his fist quarter sack came on third-down and pushed the Aggies out of field goal range.

For the game, the Tigers forced a season-high five turnover (3 interceptions and 2 fumbles) as LSU improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the league action. In eight games this year, Minter continues to lead the Tigers and ranks among the top five in the SEC in tackles with 75.

This is the ninth year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation is honoring one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.

Information provided by LSU Athletics.

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