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 3.
About the Award: This is the 15th 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
DARRIN HALL, PITTSBURGH
Senior, Running Back, Youngstown, OH/Austintown Fitch
Darrin Hall rushed for 229 yards (on just 19 carries) and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh defeated 23rd-ranked Virginia, 23-13. Hall scored on runs of 41, 2, and 75 yards as the Panthers improved to 5-4, 4-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Notes: Darrin Hall is the seventh Pittsburgh player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since quarterback Nathan Peterman, who was honored on Nov. 13, 2016.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QUINNEN WILLIAMS, ALABAMA
Sophomore, Nose Guard, Birmingham, AL/Wenonah
Quinnen Williams recorded 10 tackles (7 solo), including 3.5 for losses and two quarterback sacks as top-ranked Alabama blanked third-ranked LSU, 29-0. Williams led the Crimson Tide defensive unit that allowed just 196 yards of total offense. With the win, Alabama improved to 8-0 and clinched the SEC West title.
Notes: Quinnen Williams is the 14th Alabama player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since Nov. 6, 2016 when the entire Crimson Tide defense was recognized.
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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