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 30.
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
BRYCE LOVE, STANFORD
Junior, Running Back, Wake Forest, NC/Wake Forest HS
Bryce Love set a Stanford single-game rushing record with 301 yards (on just 25 carries) and scored three touchdowns as the Cardinal defeated Arizona State, 34-24. Love scored on runs of 61, 43 and 59 yards as Stanford improved to 3-2, 2-1 in the Pac 12.
Notes: Bryce Love is the fifth Stanford player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since running back Christian McCaffrey (Nov. 22, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
D’COTA DIXON, WISCONSIN
Senior, Safety, Oak Hill, FL/New Smyrna Beach HS
D’Cota Dixon recorded 12 tackles (5 solo), including 1.5 for losses as Wisconsin defeated Northwestern, 33-24. Dixon sealed the victory for the Badgers when he tackled Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson in the end zone for safety. With the win, Wisconsin improves to 4-0, 1-0 in the Big Ten.
Notes: D’Cota Dixon is the fifth Wisconsin player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third defensive honoree (Scott Starks, Oct. 17, 2004, and T.J. Watt, Sept. 25, 2016).
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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