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 7.
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. For more information, please contact WCFF Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org .
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KHALIL TATE, ARIZONA
Sophomore, Quarterback, Ingelwood, CA/Junipero Serra HS
Entering the game after Arizona’s quarterback went down with an injury during the game’s first series, Khalil Tate led the Wildcats to a 45-42 win over Colorado. Tate rushed for 327 yards and four touchdowns, setting the FBS record for single-game rushing yards by a quarterback. In addition, he completed 11-of-12 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown.
Notes: Khalil Tate is the fifth Arizona player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since linebacker Scooby Wright (Nov. 30, 2014).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOEL LANNING, IOWA STATE
Redshirt Senior, Linebacker/QB, Ankeny, IA/Ankeny
Joel Lanning recorded eight tackles, recorded his first career fumble recovery, and tallied one quarterback sack as Iowa State (3-2) defeated third-ranked Oklahoma, 38-31. Lanning also played quarterback during the game and was pivotal in short yardage situations. He was 2-for-3 through the air, putting up 25 yards. He also carried the ball nine times, racking up 35 yards.
Notes: Joel Lanning is the fourth Iowa State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since linebacker Jordan Lewis (Nov. 1, 2015).
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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