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 November 8.
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
KYLE ALLEN. TEXAS A&M
Freshman, Quarterback, Scottsdale, AZ/Desert Mountain
Freshman Kyle Allen passed for 277 yards and four touchdowns as the Aggies defeated #3 Auburn, 41-38. In just his second collegiate start, Allen completed 19-of-29 passes and had scoring tosses of 60, 35, 23 and 7 yards. With the win, Texas A&M improved to 7-3, 3-3 in the SEC.
Notes: Kyle Allen is the eighth Texas A&M player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors (since 2004).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GEROD HOLLIMAN, LOUISVILLE
Redshirt Sophomore, Safety, Miami, FL/Southridge
Gerod Holliman intercepted three passes, made four tackles and broke up one pass as the Cardinals defeated Boston College, 38-19. Holliman also had one tackle for loss as Louisville improved to 7-3, 5-3 in the ACC.
Notes: Gerod Holliman is the second Louisville player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Cardinal defensive end Elvis Dumervil (Sept. 6, 2005).
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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