New Haven, CT – 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 October 19.
About the Award: This is the 10th 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
JORDAN LYNCH, NORTHERN ILLINOIS
RS Senior, Quarterback, Chicago, IL/Mt. Carmel
Jordan Lynch set a FBS record for quarterbacks with 316 rushing yards (on 32 carries) as the 23rd-ranked Huskies defeated Central Michigan, 38-17. Lynch totaled three rushing touchdowns and added 155 passing yards (20-of-30) and one scoring toss as NIU improved to 7-0, 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference.
NOTE: Jordan Lynch is the third NIU player to earn Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week honors, joining former running backs Garrett Wolfe (Oct. 1, 2006) and Chad Spann (Sept. 26, 2010).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LAMARCUS JOYNER, FLORIDA STATE
Senior, Cornerback, Fort Lauderdale, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
Lamarcus Joyner registered eight solo tackles, forced two fumbles, one quarterback sack and one interception as the fifth-ranked Seminoles defeated #3 Clemson, 51-14, in a battle of Atlantic Coast Conference heavyweights. Joyner’s play helped the Seminoles improve to 6-0, 4-0 in the ACC.
NOTE: Lamarcus Joyner is the fourth FSU player since 2004 (and the second in the last three weeks) to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors. Joyner joins current FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, who earned Offensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 6. Former Seminoles A.J. Nicholson (Sept. 18, 2005) and Everette Brown (Nov. 23, 2008) were previous Defensive Player of the Week honorees.
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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