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Ty Summers Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

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The redshirt freshman linebacker recorded 23 tackles against Baylor.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to Ty Summers on being named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week! Here's the release from TCU SID Mark Cohen.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced TCU freshman linebacker Ty Summers as its National Defensive Player of the Week after his 23 tackles in Friday's 28-21 double-overtime victory over Baylor.

A quarterback in high school, Summers had the most tackles in a game during the 15-season tenure of TCU head coach Gary Patterson. His final stop was on Baylor’s 4th-and-1 rush in the second overtime to end the game and give the Horned Frogs the win.

Summers' 23 tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss, tied for the most in a game by a Big 12 player since statistical records were kept in 2000. He took part in a tackle on 24.2 percent (23-of-95) of Baylor’s offensive plays.

A San Antonio native, Summers keyed a TCU defense that held Baylor to a season-low 21 points and their lowest total in a game since 2013. The Horned Frogs also limited the Bears to 62 yards passing, their lowest amount since 2002. Baylor had just 335 yards of offense and was 6-of-22 on third-down conversions.

Congrats, Ty! Go Frogs.