UCF middle linebacker Terrance Plummer produced the game of his life in the Knights’ 31-24 overtime win over BYU Oct. 9, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation recognized the senior by naming Plummer its National Defensive Player of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN.
It marks the first time a UCF player had received a national weekly award from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Last year, Plummer was the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after five tackles, one sack and two one-handed interceptions in the endzone at Memphis.
Playing with a heavy heart due to the passing of his uncle the day before, Plummer shined on ESPN’s Thursday night featured game. He recorded a career-high 17 tackles and also had 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble which he also recovered and a break-up.
A native of Orange Park, Plummer’s biggest contribution was the forced fumble. With BYU holding a 24-17 lead and driving inside the red zone to start the fourth quarter, Plummer put an end to the Cougars’ momentum, pulling the ball out of Algernon Brown’s hands and then gathering the ball into his arms for the turnover.
Plummer was selected as ESPN’s player of the game for its telecast. He now has 7.5 tackles for loss on the year and 53 tackles, both of which lead the Knights.
Plummer also was the College Sports Madness National Defensive Player of the Week for his work against BYU.