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, for games ending September 5.
About the Award: This is the 12th 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
JOSH ROSEN, UCLA
Freshman, Quarterback, Manhattan Beach, CA/St. John Bosco
In his first collegiate contest, Josh Rosen completed 28-of-35 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns (4, 30 and 3 yards) as the 13th-ranked Bruins defeated Virginia, 34-16. UCLA’s first true freshman to start a game, Rosen completed passes to 11 different receivers in the victory.
Notes: Josh Rosen is the seventh UCLA player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first offensive honoree since former Bruin quarterback Drew Olson (Nov. 13, 2005).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CALVIN MUNSON, SAN DIEGO STATE
Junior, Linebacker, St. Charles, MO/Francis Howell
San Diego State linebacker Calvin Munson recorded a team-high 11 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, and made two interceptions (both of which he returned for touchdowns) and 2.5 tackles for loss in the Aztecs’ 37-3 win over San Diego. Munson is the first player in SDSU history to have two interceptions returned for a touchdown in a game.
Notes: Calvin Munson is the first San Diego State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors.
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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