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 September 12.
About the Award: This is the 12th 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
DALVIN COOK, FLORIDA STATE
Sophomore, Running Back, Miami, FL/Miami Central
Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-best 266 yards (on 30 carries) and three touchdowns as 11th-ranked Florida State defeated South Florida, 34-14. Cook’s 266 rushing yards were the second-most in FSU history, and he scored on touchdown runs of 74, 24 and 37 yards.
Notes: Dalvin Cook is the fifth Florida State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second offensive honoree joining former Seminole quarterback Jameis Winston (Oct. 6, 2013).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DeJUAN ROGERS, TOLEDO
Junior, Safety, Detroit, MI/Cass Tech
Toledo junior safety DeJuan Rogers recorded a career-high 11 tackles, recorded one interception and broke up one pass as the Rockets upset 18th-ranked Arkansas, 16-12. It was Toledo’s first win over an SEC team in four tries and the first time the Rockets defeated a Top 25 non-conference opponent on the road.
Notes: DeJuan Rogers is the first Toledo player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, and the first honoree from the Mid-American Conference since Oct. 20, 2013 (Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch).
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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