RICHMOND, Va. – After helping the Elon University football team to its first shutout since 2009, junior defensive back Tyler Campbell has been selected as the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week as announced by the league on Monday, Oct. 2.
Campbell made four tackles and intercepted two passes in #23 Elon’s 6-0 shutout of #19 Albany on Saturday. He was part of a sensational defensive effort by the Phoenix, which allowed just 224 total yards to the Great Danes. His second interception was returned 48 yards and set up a fourth-quarter field goal.
On the year, Campbell has 37 tackles, including 2.0 for a loss and a sack. His three interceptions are tied for the most in the league. The Suwanee, Ga., native has forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles through Elon’s first five games.
At 4-1, the Phoenix is off to its best start since the 2009 season. Elon will play host to William & Mary in a 2 p.m. Family Weekend contest on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Elon’s 2017 CAA Football Weekly Award Winners
• Davis Cheek – Rookie of the Week (Sept. 11)
• Owen Johnson – Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 11)
• Malcolm Summers – co-Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 25)
• Tyler Campbell – Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 2)