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 23.
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
DARIUS ANDERSON, TCU
Sophomore, Running Back, Rosenburg, TX/George Ranch HS
Darius Anderson rushed for a career-high 160 yards and scored three touchdowns as 16th-ranked TCU defeated 6th-ranked Oklahoma State, 44-31. Anderson scored on runs of 28, 6 and 42 yards as the Horned Frogs improved to 4-0, 1-0 in the Big 12.
Notes: Darius Anderson is the ninth TCU player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since linebacker Ty Summers (Nov. 29, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHASE WINOVICH, MICHIGAN
Senior, Defensive End, Jefferson Hills, PA/Thomas Jefferson HS
Chase Winovich recorded six tackles, including four for losses and three quarterback sacks as 8th-ranked Michigan opened up Big Ten play with a 28-10 victory over Purdue. Winovich led a Wolverines defensive unit that allowed just 189 yards of total offense.
Notes: Chase Winovich is the seventh Michigan player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third defensive honoree (Brandon Herron, LB, Sept. 4, 2011 and Jabrill Peppers, Sept. 18, 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