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 10.
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
JOSHUA DOBBS, TENNESSEE
Junior, Quarterback, Alpharetta, GA/Alpharetta
Joshua Dobbs accounted for 430 yards (312 passing, 118 rushing) and five touchdowns as Tennessee (3-3) defeated 19th-ranked Georgia, 38-31. Dobbs completed 25-of-42 passes and threw three scoring passes, while rushing for two more scores in the victory.
Notes: Joshua Dobbs is the fourth Tennessee player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first Volunteer honoree since former quarterback Erik Ainge (Oct. 8, 2006).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MALIK JEFFERSON, TEXAS
Freshman, Linebacker, Mesquite, TX/Poteet
Malik Jefferson recorded six tackles (5 solo) and two quarterback sacks as Texas defeated 10th-ranked Oklahoma, 24-17, in the Red River Showdown. With the win, the Longhorns improved to 2-4, 1-2 in the Big 12.
Notes: Malik Jefferson is the seventh Texas player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first ever defensive honoree.
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