The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for games ending September 4.
Please note: Outstanding performances from games played on September 4 and 5 will be considered for next week’s awards.
About the Award: This is the 19th 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
STETSON BENNETT, GEORGIA
Senior, Quarterback, Blackshear, GA/Pierce County
Stetson Bennett completed 25-of-31 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns as third-ranked Georgia defeated 11th-ranked Oregon, 49-3. Bennett, who passed for 154 yards in the first quarter, led the Bulldogs to touchdowns on each of their first seven possessions and completed passes to nine different Georgia receivers.
Notes: Stetson Bennett is the 11th Georgia player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors, and the first since linebacker Channing Tindall (Nov. 14, 2021).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JACOBY WINDMON, MICHIGAN STATE
Senior, Linebacker, New Orleans, LA/ John Ehret
Senior linebacker Jacoby Windmon had seven tackles, four sacks for a loss of 17 yards and one forced fumble as 14th-ranked Michigan State opened up the 2022 season with a 35-13 victory over Western Michigan on Friday evening.
Notes: Jacoby Windmon is the seventh Michigan State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Year honors since 2004, and the first since former running back and 2021 Walter Camp Player of Year Kenneth Walker III (Oct. 31, 2021).
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