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 19.
About the Award: This is the 13th 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
JOSHUA DOBBS, TENNESSEE
Senior, Quarterback, Alpharetta, GA/Alpharetta HS
Joshua Dobbs accounted for five touchdowns (3 passing, 2 rushing) and a career-best 413 offensive yards as Tennessee defeated Missouri, 63-37. Dobbs passed for 223 yards (15-of-22, 3 touchdowns) while rushing for 190 yards and two scores. With the victory, the Volunteers improved to 8-3, 4-3 in the Southeastern Conference.
Notes: Joshua Dobbs earns Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time (Oct. 11, 2015). Dobbs is also the fifth Volunteer honoree since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
STEVEN TAYLOR, HOUSTON
Senior, Linebacker, Cedar Hill, TX/Cedar Hill HS
Steven Taylor recorded a game-high 14 tackles (8 solo), including 2.5 quarterback sacks, and forced one fumble as Houston defeated third-ranked Louisville, 36-10. Taylor led a Cougar defense that held Louisville to its lowest point total since the 2011 season.
Notes: Steven Taylor is the second Houston defensive player to earn Walter Camp national honors this season, joining cornerback Brandon Wilson (Sept. 4). Taylor is also Houston’s seventh honoree since the award began in 2004.
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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