The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its All-America Alumni NFL Offensive and Defensive Players of the week for games ending October 5.
About the Award: The Walter Camp Foundation has more than 300 of its All-American alumni currently on NFL rosters. The Foundation’s All-America teams date back to 1889, and the Foundation has also selected a Second Team since 1998. Each week during the NFL regular-season, the Walter Camp Foundation will recognize one offensive and one defensive player as its Alumni Players of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DREW BREES, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees completed 33-of-41 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning 80-yard scoring pass in overtime, to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 26-20 victory over the visiting Dallas Cowboys. A former Purdue University standout, Brees was a two-time Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection (1998 and 1999).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MANTI TE’O, Linebacker, San Diego Chargers
Manti Te’o recorded 13 tackles as San Diego Chargers defeated the Cleveland Brown, 30-27. A collegiate standout at the University of Notre Dame, Te’o was a two-time All-America selection and the 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipent.