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 October 25.
About the Award: This is the 11th 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
TREVONE BOYKIN, TCU
Junior, Quarterback, Dallas, Texas/West Mesquite HS
Trevone Boykin completed 22-of-39 passes for 433 yards and set a TCU single-game record with seven touchdown passes as the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs defeated Texas Tech, 82-27. The 433 passing yards were the third-most in TCU history. With the win, TCU improved to 6-1, 4-1 in the Big-12.
Notes: Trevone Boykin is the sixth TCU player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, including the third Horned Frog quarterback to be honored (Andy Dalton, Nov. 6, 2010 and Casey Pachall, Nov. 13, 2011).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SCOOBY WRIGHT, ARIZONA
Sophomore, Linebacker, Windsor, CA/Cardinal Newman
Scooby Wright recorded eight tackles, three quarterback sacks, and forced three fumbles as 15th-ranked Arizona defeated Washington State, 58-37. With the win, the Wildcats improved to 6-1, 3-1 in the Pac 12.
Notes: Scooby Wright is the third Arizona player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Wildcat DB Antoine Cason (Nov. 18, 2007) and QB Matt Scott (Oct. 28, 2012).
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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