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 17.
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
JAMES WASHINGTON, OKLAHOMA STATE
Junior, Wide Receiver, Stamford, TX/Stamford HS
James Washington had nine receptions for 296 yards and two touchdowns as Oklahoma State defeated Pittsburgh, 45-38. Washington caught scoring passes of 91 and 29 yards as the Cowboys improved to 2-1 on the season.
Notes: James Washington is the sixth Oklahoma State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors. The last Cowboy honoree was current OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph (Nov. 8, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JABRILL PEPPERS, MICHIGAN
Junior, Linebacker/Defensive Back, East Orange, NJ/Paramus Catholic
Jabrill Peppers recorded nine tackles, including 3.5 for losses, and 204 all-purpose yards as fourth-ranked Michigan recorded a 45-28 comeback victory over Colorado. Peppers had a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Notes: Jabrill Peppers is the sixth Michigan player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first defensive honoree since former LB Brandon Herron (Sept. 4, 2011)).
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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