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 28.
About the Award: This is the 10th 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
AARON MURRAY, GEORGIA
Senior, Quarterback, Tampa, FL/Plant
Aaron Murray earns Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season (Sept. 9) after throwing for 298 yards and four touchdowns in the ninth-ranked Bulldogs’ 44-41 victory over #6 LSU. Murray completed 20-of-34 passes and connected on the game’s winning score – a 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:47 remaining in the game. With the win, Georgia improved to 3-1, 2-0 in the SEC.
NOTE: Aaron Murray is the eighth Georgia player to earn Player of the Week honors (since 2004). Murray is the second UGA player to earn multiple honors joining three-time Player of the Week recipient – former Bulldog LB Jarvis Jones.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SAM CARTER, TCU
Junior, Safety, Alief, TX/Hastings
Sam Carter had an all-around day in the Horned Frogs’ 48-17 victory over SMU. Carter posted five tackles, two interceptions, one sack and forced one fumble. Carter also returned one of his interceptions 66 yards for a touchdown to seal the victory. With the win, TCU improved to 2-2.
NOTE: Sam Carter is the fifth TCU player to earn Player of the Week honors (since 2004) and the first since QB Casey Pachell (Nov. 13, 2011).
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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’swebsite, www.ncfaa.org