New Haven, CT – 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 26.
About the Award: This is the 12th 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
JOSH DOCTSON, TCU
Senior, Wide Receiver, Mansfield, TX/Legacy
Josh Doctson caught 18 passes for a school-record 267 yards and three touchdowns as 3rd-ranked TCU defeated Texas Tech, 55-52. Doctson’s 18 receptions tied a school single-game mark. He scored on passes of 9, 5 and 52 yards as the Horned Frogs improved to 4-0, 1-0 in the Big 12.
Notes: Josh Doctson is the seventh TCU player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the fifth offensive honoree.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JEREMY CASH, DUKE
RS Senior, Defensive Back, Miami, FL/Plantation
Jeremy Cash recorded a game-high 12 tackles, including three for losses and one quarterback sack, as Duke defeated 20th-ranked Georgia Tech, 34-20. Cash also caused three fumbles and had four quarterback pressures as the Blue Devils held the Yellowjackets to just 173 rushing yards – 204 below their season average.
Notes: Jeremy Cash is the fifth Duke player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the fourth defensive honoree.
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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