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 22.
About the Award: This is the 11th 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
SAMAJE PERINE, OKLAHOMA
Freshman, Running Back, Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson
True freshman Samaje Perine rushed for a major college-record 427 yards (on 34 carries) and scored five touchdowns as the 23rd-ranked Sooners defeated Kansas, 44-7. Perine eclipsed the previous mark of 427 yards, set last week by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. With the win, Oklahoma improved to 8-3, 5-3 in the Big 12.
Notes: Samaje Perine is the fifth Oklahoma player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, and the first since quarterback Sam Bradford was honored on September 9, 2007.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARKUS GOLDEN, MISSOURI
RS Senior, Defensive End, St. Louis, MO/Hutchison CC
Markus Golden recorded six tackles, including 2.5 for losses, two quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble as 20th-ranked Missouri defeated Tennessee, 29-21. Golden added two quarterback hurries as the Tigers improved to 9-2, 6-1 in the SEC East.
Notes: Markus Golden is the fifth Missouri player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, and the first since defensive end Aldon Smith was honored on September 5, 2010.
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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