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 20.
About the Award: This is the 18th 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
C.J. STROUD, OHIO STATE
RS Freshman, Quarterback, Inland Springs, CA/Rancho Cucamonga
C.J. Stroud passed for 432 yards and six touchdowns – all of which came in the first half – as fourth-ranked Ohio State defeated 7th-ranked Michigan State, 56-7. Stroud completed 32-of-35 passes for 432 yards, including a school record 17 consecutive pass completions. With the win, the Buckeyes improved to 10-1, 8-0 in the Big Ten.
Notes: C.J. Stroud is the 13th Ohio State player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors, and the first since former Buckeye defensive end Chase Young (Nov. 24, 2019).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HENRY TO’O TO’O, ALABAMA
Junior, Linebacker, Sacramento, CA/De LaSalle
Henry To’o To’o recorded a game-high 13 tackles (8 solo), including three for losses, and two quarterback sacks as second-ranked Alabama defeated 21st-ranked Arkansas, 42-35. With the win, the Crimson Tide improved to 10-1, 8-1 in the SEC and earned a spot in the league’s title game on Dec. 4.
Notes: Henry To’o To’o earns Walter Camp National Defensive Player of Week honors for the second time this season (Oct. 17) and the 19th Alabama honoree since 2004.
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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