Fields Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List

Devonte Fields

Devonte Fields

July 18, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- TCU defensive end and Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

Fields is one of just five defensive linemen on the list. The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

Fields was the 2012 Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a true freshman, when he led the conference with 18 1/2 tackles for loss while placing third with 10 sacks. The 10 sacks, which tied for fourth in a season by a Horned Frog, broke the TCU freshman record of seven set by eventual NFL All-Pro Aaron Schobel in 1997. Fields took part in a sack in nine of 13 games. His 53 tackles topped the defensive front. He added two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, interception and four pass breakups.

Fields was limited to just three games last season due to injury.

A sophomore from Fort Worth, Fields also appears on watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

TCU has had five Walter Camp All-America selections in the last six seasons (Jerry Hughes, 2008-09; Tejay Johnson, 2010; Jake Kirkpatrick, 2010; Jason Verrett, 2012-13).

TCU has nine returning starters, not including Fields, on defense this season.

 

 


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