Penn State’s Trace McSorley and Miami’s Michael Pinckney Named Walter Camp FBS Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN

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 21.

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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.




Senior, Quarterback, Ashburn, VA/Briar Woods

Quarterback Trace McSorley was responsible for four touchdowns, rushing for a career-high three scores, in addition to his fourth-quarter scoring pass as 2nd-ranked Penn State defeated 19th-ranked Michigan, 42-13. McSorley finished with 358 yards of total offense, as he connected on 17-of-26 passes for 282 yards and rushed for 76 yards on 11 carries.


Notes: Trace McSorley is the ninth Penn State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, but the first offensive honoree.





Sophomore, Linebacker, Jacksonville, FL/Raines

Linebacker Michael Pinckney recorded nine tackles (6 solo), including 3.5 for losses and 2.5 quarterback sacks as eighth-ranked Miami defeated Syracuse, 27-19.  With the win, the Hurricanes improved to 6-0, 4-0 in the ACC.


Notes: Michael Pinckney is the second Miami player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Hurricane quarterback Brock Berlin (Oct. 23, 2004).


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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 (,@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,