New Haven, CT – 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 10th 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
TERRY BAGGETT, ARMY
Junior, Running Back, Chicago, IL/Whitney Young
Terry Baggett earns Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for a school-record 304 yards (on just 18 carries) and four touchdowns to lead Army to a 50-25 victory over Eastern Michigan. Baggett scored on runs of 4, 67, 34 and 96 yards as the Black Knights improved to 3-4 on the season.
NOTE: Terry Baggett is the first Army player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors. The award began in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ISAIAH NEWSOME, LOUISIANA MONROE
Senior, Cornerback, Petal, MS/
Isaish Newsome returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the Warhawks defeated Texas State, 24-21. Newsome’s scoring returns were 71 and 75 yards and he added four tackles, including one for a loss. With the win, ULM improved to 3-4 on the season.
NOTE: Isaiah Newsome is the second ULM player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, joining former WarHawk quarterback Kolton Browning, who earned Offensive POW honors on Sept. 19, 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