FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas defensive tackle Keith Jackson was honored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday as the national Division I-A defensive player of the week for his play in Arkansas’ 27-10 upset of No. 2 Auburn over the weekend.
Jackson helped spearhead a dominant defensive effort that yielded only 10 points and 60 rushing yards to the undefeated Tigers. The Little Rock, Ark., native earned eight tackles, including a half-sack (-5) on a key fourth-down stop in the Razorbacks’ victory. Jackson and his defensive teammates combined to sack Auburn six times on the afternoon.
“Keith is a senior that has worked extremely hard for us,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “I’m proud of him and he deserves it. But he would be the first to tell you that he had a lot of help from his teammates. The entire defensive line played an outstanding game. We are proud of all of them for their effort against Auburn.”
Jackson’s individual performance helped Arkansas record its biggest road win since upsetting No. 1 Texas in 1964. The son of former Oklahoma and Green Packers’ tight end Keith Jackson Sr. is the first Razorback to capture the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week award.
Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge was named as the national offensive player of the week following the Volunteers’ 51-33 win over the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Walter Camp Foundation is located in New Haven, Conn. The organization chooses a national offensive and defensive player of the week throughout the season and an All-America team at the conclusion of the season.