SMU QB Shane Buechele and Illinois LB Jake Hansen Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 October 19.

About the Award: This is the 16th 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

SHANE BUECHELE, SMU

Junior GT, Quarterback, Arlington, TX/Lamar HS

Shane Buechele set career highs in touchdowns (6) and passing yardage (457) as 19th-ranked SMU recorded a 45-21 victory over Temple.  Buechele completed 30-of-53 passes as the Mustangs improved to 7-0, 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference.

Notes: Shane Buechele is the fourth SMU player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second this season, joining teammate and WR James Proche (Oct. 6).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JAKE HANSEN, ILLINOIS

Junior, Linebacker, Tarpon Springs, FL/East Lake HS

Jake Hansen recorded 11 tackles (6 solo), one quarterback sack and forced two fumbles as Illinois defeated sixth-ranked Wisconsin, 24-23.   With the victory, Illinois improved to 3-4, 1-3 in the Big Ten.

Notes: Jake Hansen is the second Illinois player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since running back Mikel LeShoure (Nov. 21, 2010)x.

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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

Oklahoma WR Cee Dee Lamb and South Carolina DB Israel Mukuamu Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 October 12.

About the Award: This is the 16th 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

CEE DEE LAMB, OKLAHOMA

Junior, Wide Receiver, Richmond, TX/Foster

Cee Dee Lamb had 10 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns as fifth-ranked Oklahoma defeated 11th-ranked Texas, 34-27, in the annual Red River Showdown.  Lamb had scoring receptions for 51, 27 and one yard as the Sooners remained unbeaten (6-0).

Notes: Cee Dee Lamb is the ninth Oklahoma player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first Sooners’ receiver to earn the recognition.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ISRAEL MUKUAMU, SOUTH CAROLINA

Sophomore, Defensive Back, Bossier City, LA/Parkway

Israel Mukuamu recorded three interceptions, including one he returned 53 yards for a touchdown, as South Carolina upset third-ranked Georgia, 20-17.  Mukuamu also had 11 tackles (7 solo) as the Gamecocks improved to 3-3 on the season.

Notes: Israel Mukuamu is the fourth South Carolina player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since free safety D.J. Swearinger on Nov. 11, 2012.

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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

SMU WR James Proche and Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 October 5.

About the Award: This is the 16th 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 PROCHE, SMU

RS Sophomore, Wide Receiver, Dallas, TX/DeSoto

James Proche had 11 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 25-yard scoring catch as 24th-ranked SMU defeated Tulsa, 43-37, in triple overtime.  SMU, who trailed 30-9 before scoring touchdowns on their last three possessions in regulation, is 6-0 for the first time since 1982.

Notes: James Proche is the third SMU to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Mustangs Garrett Gilbert (QB, Oct. 27, 2013) and Jarvis Pruitt (DE, Oct. 22, 2016).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JORDYN BROOKS, TEXAS TECH

Senior, Linebacker, Houston, TX/Stratford

Jordyn Brooks recorded 19 tackles (8 solo), including 4.5 for losses, three quarterback sacks and forced one fumble as Texas Tech defeated 21st-ranked Oklahoma State, 45-35.  With the victory, the Red Raiders improved to 3-2, 1-1 in the Big 12.

Notes: Jordyn Brooks is the seventh Texas Tech player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since quarterback Alan Bowman (Sept. 16, 2018).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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