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 November 25.
About the Award: This is the 14th 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
McKENZIE MILTON, UCF
Sophomore, Quarterback, Kapolei, Hawaii/Mililani
McKenzie Milton threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns and added 56 rushing yards and one more score as UCF held off USF, 49-42, in the War on I-4. With the win, the Knights earned a spot in next weekend’s American Athletic Conference Championship Game.
Notes: McKenzie Milton is the second UCF player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer (Oct. 12, 2014).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAT BOESEN, TCU
Senior, Defensive End, Torrance, CA/West
Defensive end Mat Boesen recorded a team-high 10 tackles (8 solo), including a school-record 5.5 quarterback sacks, and one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry as 10th-ranked TCU defeated Baylor, 45-22. With the victory, the Horned Frogs improved to 10-2 and earned a spot in next weekend’s Big 12 Championship Game.
Notes: Mat Boesen is the 10th TCU player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second this season (running back Darius Anderson, Sept. 24).
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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