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 18.
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
Matt Corral earns Offensive Player of Week honors for the second straight week after accounting for seven touchdowns (3 passing, 4 rushing) in the 17th-ranked Rebels’61-21 victory over Tulane. Corral completed 23-of-31 passes for 335 yards and rushed for 68 more.
Notes: Matt Corral joins former quarterback Denard Robinson (Michigan, Sept. 5 and 12, 2010) and Lamar Jackson (Lousville, Sept, 4 and 11, 2016) as repeat Walter Camp Player of Week honorees. Corral also joins Jackson, Case Keenum (Houston), Jarvis Jones (Georgia), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) and Colt McCoy (Texas) as three-time Player of Week recipients.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME
Junior, Safety, Atlanta, GA/Marist School
Kyle Hamilton recorded 10 tackles (7 solo), deflected two passes, and made a late fourth-quarter interception to seal Notre Dame’s 27-13 victory over Purdue. With the win, the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish improved to 3-0.
Notes: Kyle Hamilton is the 11th Notre Dame player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since former teammate Julian Okwara (Sept. 29, 2019).
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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