The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by 777 Partners, for games ending October 1.
About the Award: This is the 19th 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
Senior, Quarterback, Council Bluffs, IA/Lewis Central HS
Max Duggan accounted for 418 yards (302 passing, 116 rushing) and five touchdowns as TCU defeated 18th-ranked Oklahoma, 55-24. Duggan completed 23-of-33 passes and three touchdowns, while rushing for two more scores and 116 yards as the Horned Frogs improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2017, and their first win over the Sooners since 2014.
Notes: Max Duggan is the 11th TCU player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors (since 2004) and the first since former defensive end Mat Boesen (Nov. 26, 2017).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore, Cornerback, Lakewood, CA/ La Habra HS
Clark Phillips recorded three tackles and three interceptions as 12th-ranked Utah (4-1) defeated Pac-12 rival Oregon State, 42-16. Phillips returned one of his interceptions 38 yards for a touchdown and helped the Ute defense hold the Beavers to just three second-half points.
Notes: Clark Phillips is the sixth Utah player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Ute linebacker Hunter Dimock (Nov. 13, 2016).
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
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