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 November 16.
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
ANDRE WILLIAMS, BOSTON COLLEGE
Senior, Running Back, Schnecksville, PA/Parkland
Running back Andre Williams set an Atlantic Coast Conference single-game record with 339 yards rushing on 42 carries as Boston College became bowl-eligible with a 38-21 victory over North Carolina State. Williams’ 339 yards are also the most in the FBS this season. Williams scored two touchdowns (17 and 34 yards) and also set BC’s season rushing record (he now has 1,810 yards). With the win, the Eagles improved to 6-4, 3-3 in the ACC.
NOTE: Andre Williams is the fourth BC player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, and the first since former Eagle running back Montel Harris (Oct. 18, 2009).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KAREEM MARTIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Senior, Defensive End, Roanoke Rapids, NC/Roanoke Rapids
Defensive end Kareem Martin recorded eight tackles, 3.5 quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles (recovering one) as the Tar Heels defeated Pittsburgh, 34-27. With the win, UNC improved to 5-5, 4-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
NOTE: Kareem Martin is the second UNC player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining former Tar Heel defensive back Kendric Burney (Nov. 15, 2009).
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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