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Nick Andersen Named Walter Camp National Defense Player of the Week

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Wake Forest players celebrate with NIck Andersen after his third interception
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The accolades keep rolling in for the walk-on freshman.

Safety Nick Andersen filled the stat sheet yesterday in Wake’s 23-16 win over then #19 Virginia Tech. He lead the team with 11 tackles, 3 interceptions and was the highest graded player for Wake Forest according to PFF.

The accolades kept rolling as he got a “prestigious” Helmet Sticker from ESPN for having the most interceptions by a Wake Forest player in one game since 1987. This afternoon, Andersen was named the College Sports Madness Player of the Week and finally got the very big honor of being names the Walter Camp Defensive Player of The Week.

Coach Dave Clawson said after the game that they would make sure to take care of his scholarship situation in the spring when they are allowed to reallocate them, so I’m very pleased to hear he’s getting the recognition he deserves on all fronts.

Being able to fill in for players like Nasir Green, Luke Masterson and Coby Davis isn’t a small ask for anyone, but for a player who held 3(!!!) scholarship offers coming out of high school, during a pandemic, to be asked to step in and play 50+ snaps a game and perform at a high level is just astounding and I’m so proud of him and glad he’s a Demon Deacon.

Oh yeah, and this year doesn’t count so 4 more years of Andersen baby.

Go Andersen

Go Deacs.