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 24.
About the Award: This is the 17th 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
DESMOND RIDDER, CINCINNATI
Junior, Quarterback, Louisville, KY/St., Xavier
Desmond Ridder accounted for four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing) as ninth-ranked Cincinnati defeated 16th-ranked SMU, 42-13. Ridder passed for 126 yards and one score, while rushing for 179 yards and three more scores, including a 91-yarder, to lead the 4-0 Bearcats.
Notes: Desmond Ridder is the first Cincnnati player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NICK ANDERSON, WAKE FOREST
Freshman, Safety, Clifton, VA/Centreville
Nick Anderson had 11 tackles and three interceptions as Wake Forest defeated 19th-ranked Virginia Tech, 23-16. Anderson’s third interception sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Anderson led a Demon Deacon (3-2, 2-2 in ACC) defense that held the Hokies to a season-low point total. Anderson is the first Wake Forest player since 1987 to record three interceptions in a game.
Notes: Nick Anderson is the first Wake Forest player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004.
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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