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 12.
About the Award: This is the 13th 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
NATHAN PETERMAN, PITTSBURGH
RS Senior, Quarterback, Jacksonville, FL/Bartram Trail HS
Nathan Peterman passed for 308 yards (22-of-37) and a career-best five touchdowns as Pittsburgh defeated second-ranked Clemson, 43-42. It was the biggest win for the Panthers (6-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) since knocking off No. 2 West Virginia, 13-9, in 2007.
Notes: Nathan Peterman is the sixth Pittsburgh player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third Panther quarterback (Tyler Palko, Nov. 14, 2004 and Tom Savage, Sept. 22, 2013).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
HUNTER DIMICK, UTAH
Senior, Defensive End, Syracuse, Utah/Syracuse HS
Hunter Dimick posted nine tackles (8 solo), including 6.5 for losses, as 13th-ranked Utah defeated Arizona State, 49-26. Dimick had five quarterback sacks as the Utes improved to 8-2, 5-2 in the Pac-12.
Notes: Hunter Dimick is the fifth Utah player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second this season (running back Joe Williams, Oct. 23).
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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