Kansas State defensive back Allen Chapman (3) intercepts a pass intended for Oklahoma State tight end Blake Jackson (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Chapman returned the interception for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following his three-interception game against No. 24 Oklahoma State, Kansas State senior defensive back Allen Chapman was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp Foundation announced Sunday.
It is the Wildcats’ second honor of the year from the foundation as quarterback Collin Klein earned the offensive nod following the West Virginia contest.
Chapman led a K-State defense that picked off four passes and forced five Oklahoma State turnovers, which resulted in 21 points, in the Wildcats’ 44-30 victory. His three interceptions were tied for the second most in school history and were the most by a Wildcat since Chris Canty had three against Akron in 1995, while Chapman is one of six players with a nation-leading three interceptions in a game this season.
A product of San Francisco, Calif., Chapman’s first interception was returned 29 yards for a touchdown to give K-State a 31-17 lead in the second quarter. It was the second pick-six of his career, both coming against Oklahoma State as he returned one 60 yards for a score last year. His second pick of the evening halted an OSU drive in K-State territory towards the end of the first half, while his final interception was in the end zone late in the fourth quarter with the Wildcats’ clinging to the 14-point lead.
In addition to his interceptions, Chapman recorded five tackles and batted away two other passes.
No. 2 Kansas State will travel to Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday to take on TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The contest, which kicks off at 6 p.m., will be televised nationally by FOX, while the game can be heard on the K-State Sports Network.