Kentucky QB Will Levis and Arizona State DL Tyler Johnson Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 9.   

About the Award: This is the 18th 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

WILL LEVIS, KENTUCKY

Junior, Quarterback, Madison, CT/Xavier HS

Will Levis accounted for five touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing) as 16th-ranked Kentucky defeated LSU, 42-21.  Levis threw for 145 yards (14-of-17) and three scores, and rushed for 75 yards and two more touchdowns as the Wildcats remained unbeaten (6-0, 3-0 in SEC).

Notes: Will Levis joins teammate Jacquez Jones (Oct. 3, 2021) and former Wildcat linebacker Josh Allen (Nov. 4, 2018) as Walter Camp National Player of Week honorees since 2004 from Kentucky.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

TYLER JOHNSON, ARIZONA STATE

Graduate Student, Defensive Line, Gilbert, AZ/Highland

Tyler Johnson recorded five tackles, including two for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 22nd-ranked Arizona State defeated Stanford, 28-10.  Johnson also forced a fumble as the Sun Devil defense allowed just 13 rushing yards in the contest.

Notes: Tyler Johnson is the fifth Arizona State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since teammate Jayden Daniels (Nov. 24, 2019).

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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

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Alabama RB Brian Robinson, Jr. and Kentucky LB Jacquez Jones Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 3.   

About the Award: This is the 18th 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.

Camp Note: Both recipients hail from the same high school — Hillcrest HS in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BRIAN ROBINSON, JR., ALABAMA

RS Senior, Running back, Tuscaloosa, AL/Hillcrest

Brian Robinson, Jr. rushed for a career-high 171 yards (on 36 carries) and four touchdowns as top-ranked Alabama (5-0, 2-0 in SEC) defeated 12th-ranked Ole Miss, 42-21.   It was the Crimson Tide’s third victory over a ranked opponent this season.

Notes: Brian Robinson, Jr. is the 17th Alabama player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since 2004, and the first since former running back Najee Harris (Oct. 11, 2020).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JACQUEZ JONES, KENTUCKY

Senior, Inside Linebacker, Tuscaloosa, AL/Hillcrest

Jacquez Jones had nine tackles, including one for a loss, and added one pass break up on the game’s final play, and one quarterback hurry as 23rd-ranked Kentucky (5-0, 3-0 in SEC) defeated 9th-ranked Florida, 20-13.   It was the Wildcats’ first win over the Gators in Lexington since 1986.

Notes: Jacquez Jones is the second Kentucky player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, joining former Wildcat linebacker Josh Allen (Nov. 4, 2018).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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

North Carolina State QB Devin Leary and Oregon Safety Bennett Williams Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 25.   

About the Award: This is the 18th 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

DEVIN LEARY, NORTH CAROLINA STATE

RS Sophomore, Quarterback, Sickersville, NJ/Timber Creek

Devin Leary completed 32-of-44 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns, including the go-ahead 22-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime, as North Carolina State defeated ninth-ranked Clemson, 27-21.  It was the Wolfpack’s first win against a top ten team since 2012.

Notes: Devin Leary is the fifth NC State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since former Wolfpack linebacker Nate Irving did exactly 11 years ago (Sept. 26, 2010). 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BENNETT WILLIAMS, OREGON

Junior, Safety, Campbell, CA/St. Francis

Bennett Williams recorded eight tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned 68 yards for a touchdown as third-ranked Oregon defeated Arizona, 41-19. 

Notes: Bennett Williams is the 10th Oregon player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since running back CJ Verdell (Oct. 27, 2019).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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

Ole Miss QB Matt Corral and Notre Dame Safety Kyle Hamilton Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 18.   

About the Award: This is the 18th 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

MATT CORAL, OLE MISS

Junior, Quarterback, Ventura, CA/Long Beach Poly

Matt Corral earns Offensive Player of Week honors for the second straight week after accounting for seven touchdowns (3 passing, 4 rushing) in the 17th-ranked Rebels’61-21 victory over Tulane.  Corral completed 23-of-31 passes for 335 yards and rushed for 68 more.

Notes: Matt Corral joins former quarterback Denard Robinson (Michigan, Sept. 5 and 12, 2010) and Lamar Jackson (Lousville, Sept, 4 and 11, 2016) as repeat Walter Camp Player of Week honorees.  Corral also joins Jackson, Case Keenum (Houston), Jarvis Jones (Georgia), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) and Colt McCoy (Texas) as three-time Player of Week recipients.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME

Junior, Safety, Atlanta, GA/Marist School

Kyle Hamilton recorded 10 tackles (7 solo), deflected two passes, and made a late fourth-quarter interception to seal Notre Dame’s 27-13 victory over Purdue.  With the win, the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish improved to 3-0.

Notes: Kyle Hamilton is the 11th Notre Dame player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since former teammate Julian Okwara (Sept. 29, 2019).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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

Ole Miss QB Matt Corral and Arkansas LB Hayden Henry Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 11.   

About the Award: This is the 18th 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

MATT CORAL, OLE MISS

Junior, Quarterback, Ventura, CA/Long Beach Poly

In two games in a five-day span this week, Matt Corral completed 43-of-65 passes for 662 yards and six touchdowns (with no interceptions) as 20th-ranked Ole Miss defeated Louisville, 43-24, and Austin Peay, 54-17.   Corral passed for 381 yards against Louisville on Monday and had five touchdown passes in the win over Austin Peay on Saturday.

Notes: It is the second time Corral has earned Walter Camp Offensive Player of Week honors (Nov. 1, 2020).  Corral is also the third Ole Miss player to earn Player of Week honors since 2004.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

HAYDEN HENRY, ARKANSAS

RS Senior, Linebacker, Little Rock, AK/Pulaski Academy

Hayden Henry recorded a game-high 15 tackles as Arkansas (2-0) defeated 15th-ranked Texas, 40-21.  Hunter led a Razorback defense that allowed the Longhorns their lowest yardage total in a game since 2015.

Notes: Hayden Henry is the fourth Arkansas player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett (Sept. 19, 2010).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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

Texas RB Bijan Robinson and Iowa DB Riley Moss Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 4.   

Please note:  Outstanding performances from games played on September 5 and 6 will be considered for next week’s awards.

About the Award: This is the 18th 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

BIJAN ROBINSON, TEXAS

Sophomore, Running Back, Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic

Bijan Robinson rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown and added 73 receiving yards and one more touchdown as 21st-ranked Texas opened up the 2021 season with a 38-18 victory over 23rd-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette.   Robinson scored on a seven-yard run and had an 18-yard scoring reception to lead the Longhorns.

Notes: Bijan Robinson is the 11th Longhorn to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. Linebacker Joseph Ossai (Nov. 1) and quarterback Sam Ehlinger (Sept. 13) both earn recognition during the 2020 season.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

RILEY MOSS, IOWA

Senior, Defensive Back, Ankeny, IA/Centennial

Riley Moss recorded two interceptions for touchdowns as Iowa opened up the 2021 season with a 34-6 victory over Big Ten-rival Indiana. Moss had interception returns of 30 and 55 yards for touchdowns and added one tackle and two pass breakups for the Hawkeyes.

Notes: Riley Moss is the sixth Iowa player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Hawkeye quarterback Nate Stanley (Oct. 14, 2018).

Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness.  The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT.  Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.  


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

Walter Camp 2021 Player of Year Preseason Watch List

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of 35 “players to watch” for its 2021 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. 

There are 25 offensive players (13 quarterbacks, eight running backs and four receivers/tight ends) on the preseason watch list along with 10 from the defensive side of the ball.  In all, 29 schools and 11 conferences (including independents) are represented on the list with Iowa State having four players on the list.  Defending national champion Alabama has two players on the watch list, along with Notre Dame and Clemson.

 “We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president Mario Coppola said. “This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football.”

Former Alabama and current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith was the 2020 Walter Camp Player of Year.

The 2021 watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November.  The 2021 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 130 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, December 9.  The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s 55th annual national awards banquet on January 15, 2022 in New Haven, Conn.

Please note: Appearing on the preseason Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Walter Camp award or be named to the All-America team.

2021 Walter Camp Player of Year Preseason Players to Watch   

Will Anderson, LB, Alabama

Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson

Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Matt Corrall, QB, Ole Miss

Dustin Crum, QB, Kent State

Jayden Daniels, QB, Arizona State

JT Daniels, QB, Georgia

Dillon Gabriel, QB, UCF

Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

Cade Hall, DE, San Jose State

Kyle Hamilton, DB, Notre Dame

Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

Mohamed Ibrahim, RB, Minnesota

Brandon Joseph, DB, Northwestern

D’Eriq King, QB, Miami

Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State

DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M

Grayson McCall, QB, Coastal Carolina

John Metchie, WR, Alabama

Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA

Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Michael Penix, Jr., QB, Indiana

Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State

Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma

Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

Mike Rose, LB, Iowa State

Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

Kedon Slovis, QB, USC

Derek Stingley, DB, LSU

Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon

Demetrius Taylor, DE, Appalachian State

Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

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  Walter Camp Foundation  is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit www.ncfaa.org to learn more about the association.www.waltercamp.org

Walter Camp 2021 Preseason All-America Teams Announced

The Walter Camp Football Foundation, an all-volunteer organization and caretaker of the nation’s oldest college football All-America team, has announced its 2021 Preseason All-American teams.           

Eight players who earned Walter Camp All-American recognition in 2019 and/or 2020 are on the 2021 preseason list.   Leading the First Team preseason offensive unit is junior running back Breece Hall (Iowa State), who returns to the Cyclones after rushing for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2020.   On defense, Northwestern redshirt sophomore strong safety Brandon Joseph (49 tackles) is a First Team preseason All-American after earning First Team honors a year ago.      

Offensive lineman Cain Madden, who earned Second Team honors a year ago for Marshall, has transferred to Notre Dame and will play for the Fighting Irish this fall.  Notre Dame teammate Kyle Hamilton (63 tackles in 2020)is a First Team preseason All-American this year after earning Second Team honors a year ago.  

Punter Jake Camarda (Goergia), a second team All-America selection a year ago, is on the 2021 preseason list along with LSU junior Derek Stingley, Jr., who was a First Team All-American in 2019.  Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar and Iowa offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum were both Walter Camp Second Team All-Americans a year ago.

In all, 29 different schools from eight conferences are represented on the Preseason All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 50 players selected).  

2021 Walter Camp Preseason All-America Teams

First Team Offense

WR: Chris Olave (Ohio State), Justyn Ross (Clemson)

TE: Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)

OL:  Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Kenyon Green (Texas A&M), Evan Neal (Alabama), Thayer Munford (Ohio State)

C:  Tyler Linderbaum (Iowa)

QB:  Sam Howell (North Carolina)

RB:  Breece Hall (Iowa State), Mohamed Ibrahim (Minnesota)

PK:   Cade York (LSU)

First Team Defense

DL:  Kayvon Thibodeaux (Oregon), Bryan Bresee (Clemson), DeMarvin Leal (Texas A&M), Haskell Garrett (Ohio State)

LB:  Will Anderson, Jr. (Alabama), Mike Rose (Iowa State), Nick Bonitto (Oklahoma)

DB:  Derek Stingley, Jr (LSU), Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame), Ahmad Gardner (Cincinnati), Brandon Joseph (Northwestern)

P:  Lou Hedley (Miami)

KR: Marcus Jones (Houston)

Second Team Offense

WR:  Marvin Mims (Oklahoma), George Pickens (Georgia)

TE:  Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M)

OL:  Jamaree Salyer (Georgia), Jordan McFadden (Clemson), Cain Madden (Notre Dame), Jaxson Kirkland (Washington)

C:  Colin Newell (Iowa State)

QB: Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma)

RB:  Sincere McCormick (UTSA), Bijan Robinson (Texas)

PK:  Anders Carlson (Auburn)

Second Team Defense

DL: Myles Murphy (Clemson), Jordan Davis (Georgia), Myjai Sanders (Cincinnati), Calijah Kancey (Pittsburgh)

LB:  Edefuan Ulofoshio (Washington), Devin Lloyd (Utah), Micah McFadden (Indiana)

DB:  Eli Ricks (LSU), Josh Jobe (Alabama), Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson (TCU), Kaiir Elam (Florida)

P:  Jake Camarda (Georgia)

KR:  Aron Cruickshank (Rutgers)

Who is Walter Camp?

Walter Camp, considered the “Father of American Football,” first named an All-American team in 1889. The 2021 season will be the 132nd edition of the team. 

In late November, the 2021 All-America teams will be selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and will be certified by Marcum’s New Haven-based accounting firm.

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 – 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.

The 2021 Walter Camp National Virtual Awards Show, presented by Innovative Health Plan II – Powered by AmWINS

In January, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its 131st College Football All-America teams, the oldest All-America squad in the nation and major award winners — Player of Year DeVonta Smith (Alabama), Coach of Year Jamey Chadwell (Coastal Carolina) and Connecticut Player of Year Andrew Stueber (Michigan). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation was not able to host its annual Walter Camp Weekend Festivities, which includes the black-tie National Awards Dinner on the Yale University Campus.

With the assistance of the All-America sports information directors and the team at GuyMark Studios, the Foundation is presenting the National Awards Virtual Show, presented by Innovative Health Plan II – Powered by AmWINS, which is now available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/OOkzt3qcJmw

“The 2020 college football season was certainly one we have never experienced,” Foundation President Mario Coppola said. “That is why it is an honor and privilege to continue our Foundation’s tradition of honoring the best players and coaches, albeit in a virtual fashion.   We thank our sponsors and partners for their support to get this done. We hope you enjoy it.”

Led by Award Show host and current ESPN/ABC personality Kevin Negandhi, the Walter Camp National Awards virtual show is a 45-minute celebration of the 2020 college football season highlighting the Foundation’s 131st All-America team, and is presented by Innovative Health Plan II – Powered by AmWINS.    

The 2020 Walter Camp All-America team consists of 51 players – 25 on the First team and 26 on the Second Team, as selected by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.  In all, 35 different schools from 11 conferences were represented on the All-America First and Second Teams (a total of 51 players selected).     National champion Alabama had six First Team honorees – the most by a single team since Harvard had five selections (out of 11 total players) to the 1914 Walter Camp All-America team.    

The 54th recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, presented by McDermott Lexus of New Haven, is Alabama senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith.  Smith is the third Alabama player to win the prestigious honor, joining quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (2018) and running back Derrick Henry (2015).   Smith is the sixth wide receiver to earn the award, and the first since Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh) in 2003.   Smith is also the tenth player from a SEC school to win the award since it began in 1967. 

The 2020 Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Smith recorded nation-leading totals in receptions (117), receiving yards (1,856) and touchdowns (23) for the national champion Crimson Tide, who defeated Ohio State, 52-24, in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Jan. 11.

The Walter Camp Coach of Year, presented by KeyBank, is Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell.    Chadwell led the Chants to the program’s first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship title and an 11-0 overall regular-season mark, including a perfect 8-0 conference record.  Coastal then played in the program’s first-ever bowl game on Dec. 26 against No. 23 Liberty in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

The Connecticut Player of Year, presented by Generation UCAN, is Andrew Stueber, a senior offensive lineman from the University Michigan and resident of Darien.

Walter Camp National Awards Virtual Show, presented by Innovative Health Plan II – Powered by AmWINS – https://youtu.be/OOkzt3qcJmw

Player of Year, presented by McDermott Lexus of New Haven

DeVonta Smith, senior, wide receiver, Alabama

Coach of Year, presented by KeyBank

Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina

Connecticut Player of Year, presented by Generation UCAN

Andrew Stueber, Senior, offensive lineman, Michigan

2020 Walter Camp All-America Teams, presented by Innovative Health Plan II – Powered by AmWINS

Former Walter Camp All-Americans – Will Shields (Nebraska), Hugh Green (Pittsburgh), Luke Keuchly (Boston College), Morten Andersen (Michigan State), Tim Brown (Notre Dame), David Fulcher (Arizona), Herschel Walker (Georgia) and Matt Leinart (USC) – are featured on the virtual show.

Michigan’s Andrew Stueber Named Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year

University of Michigan senior offensive lineman Andrew Stueber  (Darien, CT) has been selected as Walter Camp’s 2019 Connecticut Player of the Year. 

The award is presented to the top college football player who is a resident and/or played scholastically in the state of Connecticut. The award is voted on by the Walter Camp Football Foundation membership.

An Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection, Stueber started at right tackle and right guard for the Wolverines this fall.   Stueber is the first Michigan player to earn Walter Camp Connecticut Player of Year honors. Stueber did not take any penalties and surrendered just one sack among four total pressures all season. He was awarded a pass-blocking efficiency grade of 98.3, among the highest scores in the Big Ten.

An Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Stueber is currently enrolled in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business pursuing a degree in business administration.

A native of Darien, Stueber attended Darien High School was coached by Rob Trifone.  He led the Blue Wave to two state titles (2015 and 2016) was a two-time Walter Camp All-Connecticut first team honoree.

Stueber joins the members of the 2020 Walter Camp All-America First and Second teams, Player of the Year DeVonta Smith (Alabama) and Coach of the Year Jamey Chadwell (Coastal Carolina) as the 2020 honorees.

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 – 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.  Visit www.waltercamp.org for more information.

Connecticut Player of the Year

Presented to the top college football player who is a resident and/or played scholastically in the state of Connecticut. The award is voted on by the Walter Camp Football Foundation membership.

2020 – Andrew Stueber, OL, Michigan

2019 – Christian Montano, C, Tulane

2018 – Zach Allen, DE, Boston College

2017 – Ervin Philips, WR, Syracuse

2016 – Noel Thomas, WR, Connecticut

2015 – Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple

2014 – Tyler Murphy, QB, Boston College

2013 – Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB, Boston College

2012 – Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

2011 – Silas Redd, RB, Penn State

2010 – John Moffitt, OL, Wisconsin

2009 – Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida

2008 – Kory Sheets, RB, Purdue

2007 – Mike McLeod, RB, Yale

2006 – Kory Sheets, RB, Purdue

2005 – John Sullivan, C, Notre Dame

2004 – Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin; Dan Orlovsky, QB, Connecticut

2003 – Dan Orlovsky, QB, Connecticut

2002 – Niko Koutouvides, LB, Purdue

2001 – Dwight Freeney, DE, Syracuse

2000 – Peter Mazza, LB, Yale

1999 – Bobby Myers, DB, Wisconsin

1998 – Carl Bond, RB, Connecticut

1997 – Kyle McIntosh, RB, Syracuse

1996 – Tarek Salah, LB, Wisconsin

1995 – Tarek Salah, LB, Wisconsin

1994 – Jason Miska, LB, Auburn

1993 – Chris Zingo, LB, Cornell

1992 – Curtis Eller, LB, Villanova

1991 – Corey Vincent, DL, Holy Cross

1990 – Rob Thomson, DB, Syracuse

1989 – Terry Wooden, LB, Syracuse

1988 – Glenn Antrum, WR, Connecticut

1987 – Bill Romanowski, LB, Boston College

1986 – Richard Comizio, RB, Pennsylvania

1985 – Tom Patton, DE, Holy Cross

1984 – No recipient

1983 – Steve Young, QB, Brigham Young

1982 – Mike Marshall, DB, Southern Conn.

1981 – Richard Diana, RB, Yale