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 18.
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.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RASHAAD PENNY, SAN DIEGO STATE
Senior, Running Back/Kick Returner, Norwalk, CA/Norwalk
Rashaad Penny rushed 24 times for 222 yards (9.2 avg.) with two touchdowns as San Diego State defeated Nevada, 42-23. Penny returned two kickoffs for 131 yards, including a 100-yard touchdown, and also returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. Penny’s 429 all-purpose yards were a school record and ninth-most in NCAA FBS history.
Notes: Rashaad Penny earns Walter Camp Player of the Week honors for the second time this season (Sept. 10) and is the third Aztec honoree since 2004, joining former linebacker Calvin Munson (Sept. 6, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
T.J. EDWARDS, WISCONSIN
Senior, Linebacker, Katy, TX/Katy
Linebacker T.J. Edwards posted 11 tackles (7 solo), including 2.5 for losses and one quarterback sack as fifth-ranked Wisconsin (11-0) defeated 19th-ranked Michigan, 24-10. Edwards added one quarterback hurry for a Badger defense that allowed just 58 rushing yards in the contest.
Notes: T.J. Edwards is the second Wisconsin player to earn Walter Camp Player of Week honors this season (D’Cota Dixon, Sept. 30) and the sixth since the award began in 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 (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