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 November 9.
About the Award: This is the 10th 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
KAPRI BIBBS, COLORADO STATE
Redshirt Sophomore, Running Back, Plainfield, IL/Plainfield North
Running back Kapri Bibbs rushed for a school-record 312 yards (on 30 carries) and four touchdowns as Colorado State defeated Nevada, 38-17. Bibbs, whose rushing total was the second-highest in Mountain West Conference history, scored on an 85-yard run to seal the victory. With the win, the Rams improved to 5-5, 3-2 in the Mountain West.
NOTE: Kapri Biggs is the first Colorado State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DEVON EDWARDS, DUKE
Redshirt Freshman, Safety, Covington, GA/Alcovy
Safety DeVon Edwards totaled 10 tackles and recorded back-to-back interceptions, which he returned for toucdowns (25 and 45 yards) as the Blue Devils defeated North Carolina State, 38-20. Edwards, who also broke up a pass, added to his performance with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. With the win, Duke improved to 7-2, 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
NOTE: DeVon Edwards is the second Duke player this season to garner Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors, joining linebacker Kelby Brown (Oct. 27). Edwards is the fourth Blue Devil overall to earn the honor 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