The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN (http://www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending November 24.
For Immediate Release: November 25, 2012
Fresno State’s Derek Carr and San Jose State’s Bené Benwikere Named National Players of Week
New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN (http://www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending November 24.
About the Award: This is the ninth 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
DEREK CARR, FRESNO STATE
Junior, Quarterback, Bakersfield, CA/Bakersfield Christian
Fresno State junior quarterback Derek Carr set a school record for highest completion percentage in a game, as he completed 28-of-32 passes (.875) for 452 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions as the Bulldogs defeated Air Force, 48-15. Carr had scoring tosses of 64, 36, 1 and 24 yards in the contest. With the victory, Fresno State (9-3 overall) clinched the Mountain West Conference title with a 7-1 mark.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BENÉ BENWIKERE, SAN JOSE STATE
Junior, Defensive Back, Los Angeles, CA/Serra
San Jose State junior defensive back Bené Benwikere tied a school record with three interceptions – including two in the fourth quarter – as the Spartans held off Louisiana Tech, 52-43. Benwikere added eight tackles, including one for a loss, and one pass break-up for the Spartans, who won their sixth consecutive game. San Jose State (10-2, 5-1 WAC) has recorded its first 10-win season since 1987.
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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 (http://www.waltercamp.org) – 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,http://www.ncfaa.org