Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson and Colorado LB Nate Landman Named Walter Camp 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 November 28.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

Junior, Running Back, Glendale, MD/ Saint Vincent Pallotti

Jaret Patterson rushed for 409 yards (the second-highest single-game total in FBS history) and tied a FBS record with eight rushing touchdowns as Buffalo defeated Kent State, 70-41.  Patterson averaged 11.8 yards per carry (36 carrries, 409 yards) and scored had four scoring runs of 30 or more yards as the Bulls improved to 4-0 with the victory.

Notes: Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson earns Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors for the second time (he was also honored on Dec. 1, 2019)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

NATE LANDMAN, COLORADO

Senior, Linebacker, Danville, CA/Monte Vista

Nate Landman recorded 11 tackles, including three quarterback sacks, as Colorado improved to 3-0 with a 20-10 victory over San Diego State.  Landman led the Buffs’ defense that held SDSU’s offense to just one field goal, 155 yards total offense.

Notes: Nate Landman is the second Colorado player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Buffs’ defensive back Terrence Wheatley(Oct. 28, 2007).       

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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

Kent State QB Dustin Crum and Tulsa LB Zaven Collins Named Walter Camp 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 November 21.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

DUSTIN CRUM, KENT STATE

Senior, Quarterback, Grafton,OH/Midview

Dustin Crum became the first player in Kent State history to throw for three touchdowns and rush for two scores in a game as the Golden Flashes defeated Akron, 69-35.  Crum passed for 348 yards (22-of-25) and three scores, while rushing for 104 for two touchdowns.  The Golden Flashes are 3-0 for the first time since 1958.

Notes: Dustin Crum is the first Kent State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ZAVEN COLLINS, TULSA

Redshirt Junior, Linebacker, Hominy, OK/Hominy

Zaven Collins had a game-high 15 tackles (8 solo) and 0.5 tackles for loss, and recorded one interception which he returned 96 yards for a game-winning touchdown in overtime as 25th-ranked Tulsa (5-1) defeated Tulane, 30-24.    Tulsa scored 21 points in the 4th quarter and nine more in overtime for the win that moved the Golden Hurricane to 5-0 in American Athletic Conference play.

Notes: Zaven Collins is the first Tulsa player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors 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

Walter Camp National FBS Players of Week – November 15

 North Carolina QB Sam Howell and Cincinnati DE Jarell White Named Walter Camp 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 November 14.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

SAM HOWELL, NORTH CAROLINA

Sophomore, Quarterback, Indian Trail, NC/Sun Valley

Sam Howell completed 32-of-45 passes and set school records in passing yards (550) and touchdown passes (6) as North Carolina rallied to a 59-53 victory over Wake Forest.  Howell also rushed for a touchdown, one that sealed the come-from-behind victory for the Tar Heels (6-2).

Notes: Sam Howell is the fourth UNC player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Tar Heel QB Mitch Trubisky (Sept. 25, 2016).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JARELL WHITE, CINCINNATI

Senior, Linebacker, Cincinnati, OH/La Salle

Jarell White recorded seven tackles, one quarterback sack, one quarterback hurry, and one interception which he returned 26 yards for a touchdown as seventh-ranked Cincinnati (7-0) defeated East Carolina, 55-17.  With the win, the Bearcats have won 19 consecutive games.  

Notes: Jarell White is the second Cincinnati player (teammate Desmond Ridder, QB, Oct. 25) this season to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors 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

Miami QB D’Eriq King and Coastal Carolina DE Tarron Jackson Named Walter Camp 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 November 7.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

D’ERIQ KING

Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Manvel, TX/Manvel

D’Eriq King accounted for 535 yards as 10th-ranked Miami defeated North Carolina State, 44-41.  King completed 31-of-41 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns and added 105 rushing yards as the Hurricanes improved to 6-1.

Notes: D’Eriq King is the fifth Miami player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004, and the first since DE Gregg Rousseau (Nov. 3, 2019).  King also earned National Offensive Player of Week honors on Oct. 28, 2018 as a member of the Houston Cougars.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

TARRON JACKSON, COASTAL CAROLINA

Redshirt Senior, Defensive End, Aiken, SC/Silver Bluff HS

Tarron Jackson recorded 10 tackles, 2.5 quarterback sacks, 2 quarterback hurries, and forced one fumble as 15th-ranked Coastal Carolina defeated South Alabama, 23-6.  With the win, Coastal Carolina improved to 7-0, 5-0 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Notes: Tarron Jackson is the first Coastal Carolina player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors 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

Ole Miss QB Matt Corral and Texas LB Joseph Ossai Named Walter Camp 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 31.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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 CORRAL, OLE MISS

Sophomore, Quarterback, Ventura, CA/Long Beach Poly

Matt Corral completed 31-of-34 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns as Ole Miss defeated SEC-rival Vanderbilt, 54-12   His 19-for-19 start in the first half broke Eli Manning’s record for consecutive completions that stood for 19 years.

Notes: Matt Corral is the second Ole Miss player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004, joining former Rebel running back Dexter McCluste (Nov. 15, 2009).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JOSEPH OSSAI, TEXAS

Junior, Linebacker, Conroe, TX/Oak Ridge

Joseph Ossai recorded 12 tackles (7 solo) and three quarterback sacks, while recovering two fumbles (forcing one) as Texas defeated Oklahoma State, 41-34, in overtime.   With the win, Texas improved to 4-2 on the season.

Notes:Joseph Ossai is the tenth Longhorn to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second this season (Sam Ehlinger, QB, Sept. 13).

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

Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder and Wake Forest S Nick Anderson Named Walter Camp 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 24.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

DESMOND RIDDER, CINCINNATI

Junior, Quarterback, Louisville, KY/St., Xavier

Desmond Ridder accounted for four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing) as ninth-ranked Cincinnati defeated 16th-ranked SMU, 42-13.   Ridder passed for 126 yards and one score, while rushing for 179 yards and three more scores, including a 91-yarder, to lead the 4-0 Bearcats.

Notes: Desmond Ridder is the first Cincnnati player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

NICK ANDERSON, WAKE FOREST

Freshman, Safety, Clifton, VA/Centreville

Nick Anderson had 11 tackles and three interceptions as Wake Forest defeated 19th-ranked Virginia Tech, 23-16.   Anderson’s third interception sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Anderson led a Demon Deacon (3-2, 2-2 in ACC) defense that held the Hokies to a season-low point total.  Anderson is the first Wake Forest player since 1987 to record three interceptions in a game.

Notes: Nick Anderson is the first Wake Forest player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 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

Memphis QB Brady White and South Carolina DB Jaycee Horn Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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Alabama RB Najee Harris and Arkansas State LB Justin Rice Named Walter Camp 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 10.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

NAJEE HARRIS, ALABAMA

Senior, Running Back, Antoich, CA/Antioch

Najee Harris rushed for a career-high 206 yards and five touchdowns as second-ranked Alabama defeated SEC-rival Ole Miss, 63-48.   Harris scored on runs of 5, 33, 3, 16 and 39 yards as the Crimson Tide improved to 3-0.

Notes: Najee Harris is the 16th Alabama player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of the Week honors, and the first since teammate Davonta Smith on Sept. 29, 2019.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JUSTIN RICE, ARKANSAS STATE

Senior, Linebacker, Modesto, CA/Modesto

Justin Rice totaled 12 tackles, including four for losses, and three quarterback sacks as Arkansas State defeated Central Arkansas, 50-27.   With the win, Arkansas State improved to 2-2.

Notes: Justin Rice is the first Arkansas State player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of the Week honors, and the second from the Sun Belt this season (Louisiana LB Ferrod Gardner, Sept. 13).

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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

BYU QB Zach Wilson and Clemson LB Baylon Spector Named Walter Camp 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 17th 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

ZACH WILSON, QB, BYU

Junior, Quarterback, Draper, Utah/Corner Canyon HS

Zach Wilson accounted for five touchdowns (2 passing, 3 rushing) as 22nd-ranked BYU defeated Louisiana Tech, 45-14.  Wilson completed 24-of-26 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 43 yards and three scores.

Notes: Zach Wilson is the fourth BYU player to win the award since 2004, and the first since former Cougar QB Max Hall was honored on Sept. 9, 2009.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BAYLON SPECTOR, CLEMSON

Graduate Senior, Linebacker, Calhoun, GA/Calhoun HS

Baylon Spector recorded a career-best 13 tackles (4 solo), including 1.5 for losses, and added 0.5 quarterback sacks as top-ranked Clemson defeated ACC-rival Virginia, 41-23.

Notes: Baylon Spector is the 11th Clemson player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Tiger LB Isaiah Simmons (Dec. 1, 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

Mississippi State QB K.J. Costello and Kansas State DB Jahron McPherson Named Walter Camp 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 26.

About the Award: This is the 17th 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

K.J. COSTELLO, MISSISSIPPI STATE

Graduate Senior, Quarterback, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA/Santa Margarita/Stanford

K.J. Costello passed for a Southeastern Conference-record 623 yards as Mississippi State defeated sixth-ranked LSU, 44-34, on the road.  Costello completed 36-of-60 passes and threw for five touchdowns.   His 623 passing yards were the 11th-highest total in FBS history.

Notes: K.J. Costello is the third Mississippi State player to win the award since 2004 (and the first offensive honoree), joining former Bulldogs Quinton Culberson (LB, Nov. 5, 2006) and Richie Brown (LB, Oct. 5, 2014).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JAHRON McPHERSON, KANSAS STATE

Senior, Defensive Back, Basehor, KS/Butler CC

Along with his last minute game-clinching interception, Jahron McPherson record 11 tackles, one for a loss, and forced fumble as Kansas State came-from-behind to defeat third-ranked Oklahoma, 38-35.   McPherson’s interception ended Oklahoma’s attempted go-ahead scoring drive with 33 seconds remaining and sealed the Wildcats’ first victory of the season.

Notes: Jahron McPherson is the fourth Kanas State player to earn the recognition since 2004, and the first since Nov 4, 2012 (Allen Chapman, DB).

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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