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 September 11.
About the Award: This is the 18th 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
MATT CORAL, OLE MISS
Junior, Quarterback, Ventura, CA/Long Beach Poly
In two games in a five-day span this week, Matt Corral completed 43-of-65 passes for 662 yards and six touchdowns (with no interceptions) as 20th-ranked Ole Miss defeated Louisville, 43-24, and Austin Peay, 54-17. Corral passed for 381 yards against Louisville on Monday and had five touchdown passes in the win over Austin Peay on Saturday.
Notes: It is the second time Corral has earned Walter Camp Offensive Player of Week honors (Nov. 1, 2020). Corral is also the third Ole Miss player to earn Player of Week honors since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HAYDEN HENRY, ARKANSAS
RS Senior, Linebacker, Little Rock, AK/Pulaski Academy
Hayden Henry recorded a game-high 15 tackles as Arkansas (2-0) defeated 15th-ranked Texas, 40-21. Hunter led a Razorback defense that allowed the Longhorns their lowest yardage total in a game since 2015.
Notes: Hayden Henry is the fourth Arkansas player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallett (Sept. 19, 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