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 17.
About the Award: This is the 15th 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
TAYLOR CORNELIUS, OKLAHOMA STATE
Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Bushland, TX/Bushland
Taylor Cornelius accounted for 444 yards (338 passing, 106 rushing) and six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as Oklahoma State defeated ninth-ranked West Virginia, 45-41. Cornelius completed 30-of-46 passes in the victory.
Notes: Taylor Cornelius is the seventh Oklahoma State player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALOHI GILMAN, NOTRE DAME
Junior, Safety, Laie, HI/Kahuku
Alohi Gilman recorded eight tackles (4 solo) and had two interceptions as third-ranked Notre Dame defeated Syracuse, 36-3. Gilman led a Fighting Irish defensive unit that stymied a Syracuse offense, averaging 44.4 points and 482.2 yards per game entering the contest, to just three points and 234 yards.
Notes: Alohi Gilman is the ninth Notre Dame player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third this season, joining defensive teammates Khalid Kareem (Sept. 2) and Jerry Tillery (Sept. 30).
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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