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 9.
About the Award: This is the 16th 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
JOE BURROW, LSU
Senior, Quarterback, Athens, OH/Athens
Joe Burrow completed 31-of-39 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns as second-ranked LSU defeated third-ranked Alabama, 46-41. Burrow had scoring passes of 33, 29 and 13 yards the Tigers improved to 9-0.
Notes: Joe Burrow earns Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors for the second time this season (Sept. 8) and he is the 10th Tigers to earn the honor since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ANTOINE WINFIELD, JR.
Redshirt Sophomore, Defensive Back , The Woodlands, TX/The Woodlands
Antoine Winfield posted 11 tackles (9 solo) and made two key interceptions as 13th-ranked Minnesota defeated fourth-ranked Penn State, 31-26. With the victory, Minnesota improved to 9-0, 6-0 in the Big Ten. It was the Gophers’ first win at home over a top-five team since a shutout of No. 1 Michigan in 1977.
Notes: Antoine Winfield is the second Minnesota player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Gopher linebacker Nate Triplett (Sept. 13, 2009).
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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