Navy Quarterback Malcolm Perry Named The Walter Camp FBS National Offensive Player of the Week presented by Generation UCAN
Nov. 12, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy sophomore quarterback Malcolm Perry has been named the FBS Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week presented by Generation UCAN.
Perry, making his first-career start at quarterback, rushed for 282 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries to help lead Navy to a 43-40 win over SMU. Perry had touchdown runs of 3, 92, 24 and 1 yard on the day. The 282 yards rushing is an American Athletic Conference record and the third most in school history.
Perry is the only player in the FBS this year to have two runs of 70 or more yards and one reception of 70 or more yards this year and is believed to be one of only two players (Denard Robinson of Michigan being the other) to have rushed for 100 or more yards in a game as both a running back and quarterback in the same season. He is the only Navy player in history to have two 90-yard runs in a career.
Perry is just the second Navy player to earn the award since its inception in 2004 joining Shun White, who won it on August 30, 2008.
Navy, 6-3 and bowl eligible for the 14th time in the last 15 years, will travel to South Bend, Ind. on Saturday to take on Notre Dame (8-2) in a 3:30 PM game that will be televised by NBC.