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 11.
About the Award: This is the 11th 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
BRYCE PETTY, BAYLOR
Senior, Quarterback, Midlothian, Texas/ Midlothian
Bryce Petty completed 28-of-55 passes and recorded career highs in passing yards (510) and touchdowns (6) as 5th-ranked Baylor came-from-behind to defeat 9th-ranked TCU, 61-58. Petty’s 510 passing yards were the second-highest single-game total in school history. With the win, the Bears improved to 6-0, 3-0 in the Big 12.
Notes: Bryce Petty is the second Baylor player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, joining former Bear QB Robert Griffin III, who was a two-time recipient (Sept. 4, 2011 and Nov. 20, 2011).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TERRANCE PLUMMER, CENTRAL FLORIDA
Senior, Linebacker, Orange Park, FL/Orange Park
Terrance Plummer had a big defensive game as the Knights defeated BYU, 31-24. Plummer recorded a game-high 17 tackles (11 solo), including four for losses. He forced one fumble, recovered one fumble, had one quarterback sack and broke up a pass as UCF improved to 3-2.
Notes: Terrance Plummer is the first UCF player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors.
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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