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 November 5.
About the Award: This is the 13th 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
LAMAR JACKSON, LOUISVILLE
Sophomore, Quarterback, Boynton Beach, FL/Boynton Beach HS
Lamar Jackson accounted for seven touchdowns (4 passing, 3 rushing) as 7th-ranked Louisville defeated Boston College, 52-7. Jackson passed for 231 yards (12-of-17, 4 touchdowns) while rushing for 185 yards and three scores in just three quarters. With the victory, Louisville improved to 8-1, 6-1 in the ACC.
Notes: Lamar Jackson is the first player (since 2004) to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors three times in a season. Jackson, who won the award on Sept. 4 and 11, is the fifth Louisville honoree to earn Player of the Week honors, joining former Cardinal standouts Elvis Dumervil (Sept. 6, 2005) and Gerod Holliman (Nov. 9, 2014).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Alabama defensive unit held LSU to just six first downs and 125 yards of total offense in a 10-0 victory. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (9-0) recorded five quarterback sacks and held the 15th-ranked Tigers to just 33 rushing yards (on 27 attempts).
Notes: This is the second time since 2004 that a “team” has earned Walter Camp National Players of the Week honors. On Sept. 25, 2005, the Virginia Tech defensive unit earned Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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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