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 16.
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. For more information, please contact WCFF Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org .
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RILEY FERGUSON, MEMPHIS
Senior, Quarterback, Matthews, NC/Butler HS
Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns as Memphis defeated 25th-ranked UCLA, 48-45. Ferguson completed 23-of-38 passes as the Tigers improved to 2-0. Ferguson’s three-yard scoring toss with 9:56 remaining in the contact was the game-winning score.
Notes: Riley Ferguson is the first Memphis player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since the award began in 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MICAH KISER, VIRGINIA
Senior, Linebacker, Baltimore, MD/Gilman School
Micah Kiser recorded a game-high 15 tackles (7 solo) and had two quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery as Virginia defeated Connecticut, 38-18. With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 2-1.
Notes: Micah Kiser is the third Virginia player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining Marcus Hamilton (DB, Nov. 21, 2004) and Anthony Harris (SS, Sept. 2, 2013).
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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