The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for games ending September 9.
About the Award: This is the 20th 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. It is the nation’s longest running Player of Week award.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore, Quarterback, Southlake, TX
Quinn Ewers completed 24-of-38 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns as 11th-ranked Texas defeated third-ranked Alabama, 34-24. Ewers threw two scoring passes to highlight the Longhorns’ 21-point fourth quarter that lifted them to victory, which snapped the Crimson Tide’s 21-game home winning streak.
Notes: Quinn Ewers is the 12th Texas player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since 2004, and the first Longhorn since former running back Bijan Robinson was recognized on Sept. 5, 2021.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior, Linebacker, Windermere, FL
Junior linebacker Danny Stutsman recorded a game-high 17 tackles (5 solo), including 2.5 for losses, one quarterback sack and one quarterback hurry as 18th-ranked Oklahoma defeated SMU, 28-11. Stutsman also recovered a fumble as the Sooners (2-0) held the Mustangs scoreless over the game’s final 12 minutes to seal the victory.
Notes: It is the 11th time an Oklahoma player has earned Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. Danny Stutsman is the first Sooner defensive POW honoree since LB Kenneth Murray (Sept. 23, 2018).
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) – 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). Founded in 1997, the NCFAA includes college football’s most prestigious awards and its 24 awards have honored more than 900 recipients dating back to 1935. This season, 12 NCFAA awards will honor national players of the week each Tuesday. For more information about the NCFAA and its award programs, visit the redesigned NCFAA.org or follow on X at @NCFAA.