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 3.
About the Award: This is the 18th 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.
Camp Note: Both recipients hail from the same high school — Hillcrest HS in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRIAN ROBINSON, JR., ALABAMA
RS Senior, Running back, Tuscaloosa, AL/Hillcrest
Brian Robinson, Jr. rushed for a career-high 171 yards (on 36 carries) and four touchdowns as top-ranked Alabama (5-0, 2-0 in SEC) defeated 12th-ranked Ole Miss, 42-21. It was the Crimson Tide’s third victory over a ranked opponent this season.
Notes: Brian Robinson, Jr. is the 17th Alabama player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since 2004, and the first since former running back Najee Harris (Oct. 11, 2020).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JACQUEZ JONES, KENTUCKY
Senior, Inside Linebacker, Tuscaloosa, AL/Hillcrest
Jacquez Jones had nine tackles, including one for a loss, and added one pass break up on the game’s final play, and one quarterback hurry as 23rd-ranked Kentucky (5-0, 3-0 in SEC) defeated 9th-ranked Florida, 20-13. It was the Wildcats’ first win over the Gators in Lexington since 1986.
Notes: Jacquez Jones is the second Kentucky player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, joining former Wildcat linebacker Josh Allen (Nov. 4, 2018).
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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