New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN (www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending September 14.
About the Award: This is the 10th 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
KENNY GUITON, OHIO STATE
Senior, Quarterback, Houston, TX/Eisenhower
Making his first career start, Kenny Guiton amassed 368 yards of total offense to lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a 52-34 at California. Guiton completed 21-of-32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns and added 92 rushing yards. Guiton had a 90-yard scoring pass, which ranks as the longest in OSU history.
NOTE: Kenny Guiton is the 8th OSU player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors joining LB Bobby Carpenter (10/16/05), LB A.J. Hawk (11/13/05), LB James Laurinaitis (9/10/06 and 11/4/07), QB Troy Smith (11/19/06), DT Cameron Heyward (11/8/09) and DB Chimdi Chekwa (9/12/10).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY BARR, UCLA
Senior, Linebacker, San Pedro, CA/Loyola
Anthony Barr totaled 11 tackles (7 solo), including 1.5 for losses, and forced three fumbles as the 16th-ranked Bruins overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat 23rd-ranked Nebraska, 41-21. Trailing 21-3, UCLA scored 38 unanswered points and allowed just 130 yards in the second half.
NOTE: Anthony Barr is the 5th UCLA player, and second defensive performer, to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining RB Maurice Drew (9/19/04 and 10/9/05), QB Drew Olson (11/13/05) and DB Rahim Moore (9/6/09).
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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