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 2. Games played on September 3 and 4 will be considered for next week’s awards.
About the Award: This is the 14th 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
DREW LOCK, MISSOURI
Junior, Quarterback, Lee’s Summit, MO/Lee’s Summit
Drew Lock threw for a school-record seven touchdowns as Missouri defeated Missouri State, 72-43. Lock completed 21-of-34 passes for a school-record 521 yards, including 393 in the first half alone. Lock’s 521 passing yards are the fifth-most by any Southeastern Conference quarterback in a game, and his seven touchdown passes tied the single-game mark.
Notes: Drew Lock is the sixth Missouri player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since defensive end Markus Golden was recognized on November 23, 2014.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSEY JEWELL, IOWA
Junior, Linebacker, Decorah, IA/Decorah
Josey Jewell recorded a game-high 14 tackles (7 solo), including 2.5 for losses as Iowa defeated Wyoming, 24-3. Jewell added two quarterback sacks and deflected one pass. Led by Jewell, Iowa’s defense limited the Cowboys to three points — the fewest for the program since 2015 — and held Wyoming to 233 total yards on 70 plays.
Notes: Josey Jewell is the third Iowa player to earn Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Hawkeye linebacker standouts Chad Greenway (9/5/04) and Mike Klinkenborg, (9/17/06).
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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