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 November 23.
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
CLINT CHELF, OKLAHOMA STATE
Senior, Quarterback, Enid, OK/Enid
Quarterback Clint Chelf accounted for 438 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as the 11th-ranked Cowboys defeated third-ranked Baylor, 49-17. Chelf completed 19-of-25 passes for 370 yards and added a 46-yard reception as OSU improved to 10-1, 7-1 in the Big 12.
NOTE: Clint Chelf is the fourth Oklahoma State player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, and the first since former quarterback Brendon Weedin (Sept. 25, 2011).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AARON DONALD, PITTSBURGH
Senior, Defensive Tackle, Pittsburgh, PA/Penn Hills
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald posted nine tackles (8 solo), 3.5 for losses, two quarterback hurries and blocked a point-after-kick as Pittsburgh held off Syracuse, 17-16. With the victory, the Panthers improved to 6-5, 3-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
NOTE: Aaron Donald is the fifth Pittsburgh player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, and the second this season (QB Tom Savage, Sept. 22).
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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