Penn State linebacker Brandon Bell has been honored as the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week. Bell tied his career-best tackle mark with 18 against Michigan State, matching the number he grabbed against Ohio State this season. The senior also had 0.5 tackles for loss and was instrumental in getting consistent pressure on the MSU pocket, particularly in the second half, which saw the Nittany Lions shutout MSU.
Bell is second on the Penn State squad in terms of total tackles this season with 74, which include 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. An impressive stat considering he missed four and a half games this season.
The captain is the eighth Nittany Lion to be honored with a Walter Camp Player of the Week selection, which includes Lion legends like Michael Mauti (2012), Dan Connor (2007 - twice), Tamba Hali (2005) and Paul Posluszny (2005).
Bell's performance helped PSU secure the Big Ten East title and a bid to the Big Ten Championship Game to be played in Indianapolis on December 3 against Wisconsin.