Herndon Named National Player of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State defensive back Courtney Herndon has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week after his stellar performance against Montana State, the organization announced Sunday.


Herndon, a Dallas, Texas, native had a game for the ages on Saturday against the Bobcats as he returned a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown, blocked a punt that was recovered for another touchdown, intercepted a pass and returned it 26 yards to set up another K-State touchdown and recorded four total tackles, one of which went for a loss. In all, Herndon scored or played a part in 21 non-offensive points for the Wildcats.


Herndon has led a K-State defense in each of the past two weeks that has given up just 198.0 yards of total offense and 8.0 points a game. The Wildcats scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams for the 16th time in school history on Saturday and upped their non-offensive touchdowns mark to 62 since 1990, which is second-best in the country.


Herndon becomes the third Wildcat in as many years to win national player of the week honors as Ian Campbell (Master Coaches Survey) and Josh Freeman (Walter Camp) earned the distinction in 2007 and 2006, respectively.


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