New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its All-America Alumni NFL Offensive and Defensive Players of the week for games ending October 12.
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
ELI MANNING, Quarterback, New York Giants
Eli Manning completed 41-of-54 passed for 441 yards and three touchdowns, including a 12-yarder with 21 seconds remaining as the New York Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 30-27. A collegiate standout at Ole Miss, Manning was a Second Team Walter Camp All-America selection in 2003.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHARLES WOODSON, Defensive Back, Oakland Raiders
Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson became the first defensive player 38 years or older in NFL history to intercept a pass from a quarterback also 38 or older (Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos). The interception was Woodson’s 64th in his career, good for sixth all-time. A standout at the University of Michigan, Woodson was the 1997 Walter Camp Player of the Year.