Georgia Southern QB Kyle Vantrease and Arkansas LB Drew Sanders Named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week
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– The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by 777 Partners, for games ending September 10.
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
KYLE VANTREASE, GEORGIA SOUTHERN
6th Year, Quarterback, Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe HS
Kyle Vantrease passed for 409 yards (37-of-56) and one touchdown and had a game-winning eight-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds left to lift Georgia Southern to a 45-42 road victory at Nebraska. Vantrease completed passes to eight different Eagle receivers as the team – which totaled 642 yards of total offense – improved to 2-0.
Notes: Kyle Vantrease is the first Georgia Southern player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior, Linebacker, Denton, TX/Ryan HS
Drew Sanders recorded 11 tackles (8 solo), including three for losses, two quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles as Arkansas defeated SEC-rival South Carolina, 44-30. Sanders also posted one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry as the Razorbacks improved to 2-0.
Notes: Drew Sanders is the fifth Arkansas player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Razorback linebacker Hayden Henry (Sept. 12, 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
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