The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending September 10.
About the Award: This is the 13th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LAMAR JACKSON, LOUISVILLE
Sophomore, Quarterback, Boynton Beach, FL/Boynton Beach HS
Lamar Jackson followed up on his week one heroics and accounted for an ACC-record 610 yards from scrimmage in 13th-ranked Louisville’s 62-28 victory over Syracuse. Jackson completed 20-of-39 passes for 411 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for 199 yards and four more scores as the Cardinals improved to 2-0.
Notes: Lamar Jackson is the second player to repeat as Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week since the award was started in 2004. Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson won the award in consecutive weeks (Sept. 5 and 12, 2010).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARSHON LATTIMORE, OHIO STATE
Sophomore, Cornerback, Cleveland, OH/Glenville
Marshon Lattimore recorded two interceptions, including one he returned 40 yards for a touchdown, as fourth-ranked Ohio State defeated Tulsa, 48-3. Lattimore added three tackles to lead a defensive unit that allowed just 188 yards of total offense in the contest.
Notes: Marshon Lattimore is the 10th Ohio State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first defensive honoree since former DB Chimdi Chekwa (Sept. 12, 2010).
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Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (www.waltercamp.org,@WalterCampFF) – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. The Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game’s predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association’s website, www.ncfaa.org