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 30.
About the Award: This is the 16th 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
JARET PATTERSON, BUFFALO
Sophomore, Running Back, Glendale, MD/Saint Vincent Pallotti
Jaret Patterson rushed for a school-record 298 yards (on 26 carries) and scored a Mid-American Conference record six touchdowns as Buffalo defeated Bowling Green, 49-7. Patterson scored on runs of 81, 35, 30, 9, 1 and 1 yards as the Bulls improved to 7-5.
Notes: Jaret Patterson is the first Buffalo player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since the award began in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ISAIAH SIMMONS, CLEMSON
RS Junior, Linebacker, Olathe, KS/Olathe North
Isaiah Simmons posted 10 tackles, including two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback sack as third-ranked Clemson defeated South Carolina, 38-3. Simmons led a Clemson (12-0) defense that allowed just 172 yards of total offense in the contest.
Notes: Isaiah Simmons earns Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season (Sept. 15) and the third Clemson honoree this season. Simmons is also the 10th Clemson player to earn the recognition since 2004.
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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