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 11.
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
MALCOLM PERRY, NAVY
Sophomore, Quarterback, Clarksville, TN/Kenwood
Malcolm Perry rushed for 282 yards (on 33 carries) and four touchdowns as Navy held off SMU, 43-40. With the win, Navy improved to 6-3, 4-3 in the American Athletic Conference.
Notes: Malcolm Perry is the second Navy player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Midshipman running back Shun White (Aug. 30, 2008).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAQUAN JOHNSON, MIAMI
Junior, Defensive Back, Miami, FL/Miami Killian
Jaquan Jackson posted eight tackles, including one for loss, and added one interception and one pass deflection as 10th-ranked Miami defeated third-ranked Notre Dame, 41-8. With the win, Miami improved to 9-0.
Notes: Jaquan Johnson is the third Miami player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004 (and second this season), joining quarterback Brock Berlin (Oct. 23, 2004) and linebacker Michael Pinckney, who was honored on Oct. 22, 2017.
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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 (HYPERLINK “http://www.waltercamp.org/” \t “_blank”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,HYPERLINK “http://www.ncfaa.org/” \t “_blank” www.ncfaa.org