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 14.
About the Award: This is the 12th 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
JAKE RUDOCK, MICHIGAN
Graduate Student, Quarterback, Weston, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
Jake Rudock completed 33-of-46 passes for a career-best 440 yards and a school-record six touchdowns as 15th-ranked Michigan defeated Indiana, 48-41, in overtime. Rudolph connected two of his scoring passes in overtime as the Wolverines improved to 8-2, 5-1 in the Big Ten.
Notes: Jake Rudock is the fifth Michigan player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Wolverine linebacker Brandon Herron on September 4, 2011.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GREAT IBE, EASTERN MICHIGAN
Redshirt Senior, Linebacker, Philadelphia, PA/Meade
Great Ibe recorded a game-high 21 tackles (9 solo), two for losses, and one quarterback sack in Eastern Michigan’s 28-17 loss to MAC-rival Massachusetts. Ibe’s 21 tackles were a career-high total.
Notes: Great Ibe is the second Eastern Michigan player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Eagle quarterback Andy Schmitt (Nov. 8, 2008).
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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