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 4.
About the Award: This is the 14th 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
BAKER MAYFIELD, OKLAHOMA
Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Austin, TX/Lake Travis HS
Baker Mayfield set a school record with 598 yards passing (24-of-36) and threw for five touchdowns as eighth-ranked Oklahoma outlasted 11th-ranked Oklahoma State, 62-52. With the victory, the Sooners improved to 8-1, 5-1 in the Big 12.
Notes: Baker Mayfield is the sixth Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since running back Samaje Perine (Nov. 23, 2014).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSH JACKSON, IOWA
Junior, Defensive Back, Corinth, TX/Lake Dallas HS
Josh Jackson tied a school record with three interceptions as Iowa defeated third-ranked Ohio State, 55-24. Jackson added three solo tackles for the Hawkeyes, who improved to 6-3, 3-3 in the Big Ten.
Notes: Josh Jackson is the fourth Iowa player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second in 2017- joining teammate and linebacker Josey Jewell (Sept. 3).
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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