The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by 777 Partners, for games ending November 26.
About the Award: This is the 19th 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
Sophomore, Quarterback, Washington, DC/Gonzaga College
Caleb Williams accounted for four touchdowns (1 passing, 3 rushing) as sixth-ranked USC defeated 15th-ranked Notre Dame, 38-27. Williams passed for 232 yards (18-of-22) and rushed for 35 yards to lead the Trojans. USC was the first team all season to total 400+ offensive yards on the Fighting Irish defense. With the win, USC improved to 11-1 and will play Utah in Friday’s Pac-12 Championship Game.
Notes: Caleb Williams wins Offensive Player of Week for the second time this season (Oct. 30) and is the eighth USC honoree to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior, Defensive Back, London, Ontario/St. Stephens Episcopal (Fla.)
Sydney Brown recorded 10 tackles (4 solo) and had two interceptions and one fumble recovery as Illinois defeated Northwestern, 41-3. Brown also became the first FBS player to return an interception (38 yards) and fumble recovery (53 yards) for a touchdown in a single game. With the win, Illinois improved to 8-4, 5-3 in the Big Ten.
Notes: Sydney Brown is the third Illinois player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since 2004, joining former Fighting Illini running back Mikel LeShoure (Nov. 21, 2010) and linebacker Jake Hansen (Oct. 20, 2019).
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
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