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TCU freshman linebacker selected as National Defensive Player of the Week

TCU linebacker Ty Summers (42) and cornerback Julius Lewis (24) react after the Horned Frogs stopped the Baylor Bears on a fourth-and-1 in the second overtime at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Friday. The Horned Frogs won 28-21 in double OT.
TCU linebacker Ty Summers (42) and cornerback Julius Lewis (24) react after the Horned Frogs stopped the Baylor Bears on a fourth-and-1 in the second overtime at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Friday. The Horned Frogs won 28-21 in double OT. Special to the Star-Telegram

The Walter Camp Football Foundation selected TCU freshman linebacker Ty Summers as its National Defensive Player of the Week after his 23 tackles in Friday’s 28-21 double-overtime victory over Baylor.

Summers had the most tackles in a game during the 15-season tenure of TCU head coach Gary Patterson. Summers’ final stop was on Baylor’s fourth-and-1 running play in the second overtime to end the game and give TCU the win.

The game was played in heavy rain at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

His 23 tackles, including 1  1/2 for loss, tied for the most in a game by a Big 12 player since statistical records were kept in 2000.

In the previous game, Summers was ejected against Oklahoma early in the second quarter after a targeting call that left Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield with concussion symptoms.

Mayfield had scrambled to elude rushers on a pass play and was spinning away and falling from an attempted tackle when Summers went low to make the stop. It became a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Last year, Summers played in the season opener before suffering a season-ending injury, according to his TCU bio. He received a medical redshirt.

Summers was a dual-threat quarterback and safety in high school at San Antonio Reagan.

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