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 November 10.
About the Award: This is the 15th 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
RYQUELL ARMSTEAD, TEMPLE
Senior, Running Back, Millville, NJ/Millville
Ryquell Armstead rushed for 210 yards (on 30 carries) and became the first American Athletic Conference player to score six touchdowns as Temple defeated Houston, 59-49. With the win, the Owls improved to 6-4, 5-1 in the AAC.
Notes: Ryqell Armstead is the third Temple player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Owls Adrian Robinson (DE, 9/19/2010) and Praise Martin-Oguike (DL, 11/2/2014).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DARRELL TAYLOR, TENNESSEE
Junior, Outside Linebacker, Hopewell, VA/Hopewell
Darrell Taylor recorded 7 tackles, four quarterback sacks and forced one fumble as Tennessee defeated #11 Kentucky, 24-7. With the victory, the Volunteers improved to 5-5, 2-4 in the SEC.
Notes: Darrell Taylor is sixth Tennessee player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since quarterback two-time recipient Joshua Dobbs (Nov. 20, 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