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 16.
About the Award: This is the 16th 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
JALEN HURTS, OKLAHOMA
Senior, Quarterback, Houston, TX/Channelview HS
Jalen Hurts led 10th-ranked Oklahoma to come-from-behind 34-31 victory over 12th-ranked Baylor. The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 in Big 12) trailed 28-3 in the first half before outscoring the Bears 24-0 in the second half. After a rocky start, Hurts passed for 297 yards (30-of-42) and four touchdowns and added 114 yards rushing.
Notes: Jalen Hurts is the second Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors this season (WR Cee Dee Lamb, Oct. 13) and he is the tenth Sooner to earn the honor since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JONATHAN GREENARD, FLORIDA
Graduate Student, Defensive End, Hiram, GA/Hiram HS
Jonathan Greenard posted a team-high six tackles, including five for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 11th-ranked Florida defeated Missouri, 23-6. Greenard, who added one quarterback hurry in the victory, led a Gators’ defensive unit that held the Tigers to just 256 yards of total offense.
Notes: Jonathan Greenard is the 10th Florida player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.
Generation UCAN (@GenUCAN) is healthy sports nutrition powered by a unique, slow-burning carbohydrate called SuperStarch. UCAN’s drink mix provides steady energy, allows you to burn more fat for fuel during workouts, and helps you recover efficiently compared to sugary sports drinks or a high carbohydrate meal. UCAN contains no added sugars, no caffeine, and is gluten-free. SuperStarch was originally designed to help children who suffer from serious energy imbalances and now fuels some of the top athletes in the world – ranging from professional football players, to Olympic runners, to everyday athletes striving for fitness. The UCAN Company is based Woodbridge, CT. Visit www.generationucan.com for more information.
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