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 12.
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
CEE DEE LAMB, OKLAHOMA
Junior, Wide Receiver, Richmond, TX/Foster
Cee Dee Lamb had 10 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns as fifth-ranked Oklahoma defeated 11th-ranked Texas, 34-27, in the annual Red River Showdown. Lamb had scoring receptions for 51, 27 and one yard as the Sooners remained unbeaten (6-0).
Notes: Cee Dee Lamb is the ninth Oklahoma player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first Sooners’ receiver to earn the recognition.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ISRAEL MUKUAMU, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sophomore, Defensive Back, Bossier City, LA/Parkway
Israel Mukuamu recorded three interceptions, including one he returned 53 yards for a touchdown, as South Carolina upset third-ranked Georgia, 20-17. Mukuamu also had 11 tackles (7 solo) as the Gamecocks improved to 3-3 on the season.
Notes: Israel Mukuamu is the fourth South Carolina player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since free safety D.J. Swearinger on Nov. 11, 2012.
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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