California’s Jared Goff and Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN
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 September 20.
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
JARED GOFF, CALIFORNIA
Sophmore, Quarterback, Novato, CA/Marin Catholic
Jared Goff completed 23-of-41 passes for 449 yards and seven touchdowns as the Golden Bears outlasted Pac-12 rival Colorado in double overtime, 59-56. Goff’s seven touchdown passes were a career high, and his 92-yard scoring toss was a school record. With the win, California improved to 3-1, 1-1 in the Pac 12.
Notes: Jared Goff is the third Cal player to earn Walter Camp POW honors, joining former Golden Bears offensive honorees DeSean Jackson (Sept. 30, 2007) and Shane Vereen (Nov. 22, 2009).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WESTON STEELHAMMER, AIR FORCE
Sophomore, Defensive Back, Shreveport, LA/Calvary Baptist Academy
Weston Steelhammer tied a school and conference single-game record with three interceptions as Air Force defeated Mountain West-rival Boise State, 28-14. Steelhammer added four tackles, including two for losses, as the Falcons improved to 3-1, 1-0 in the Mountain West.
Notes: Weston Steelhammer is the fourth Air Force player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, joining former defensive honorees Reggie Rembert (Oct. 10, 2010), Brady Amack (Oct. 2, 2011) and Jon Davis (Nov. 6, 2011).
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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