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 6.
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
SAM EHLINGER, TEXAS
Sophomore, Quarterback, Austin, TX/Westlake
Sam Ehlinger accounted for five touchdowns (2 passing, 3 rushing) as 19th-ranked Texas defeated 7th-ranked Oklahoma, 48-45, in the AT&T Red River Showdown. Ehlinger passed for 314 yards (24-of-35) and two touchdowns, and rushed for 72 yards and three more scores as the Longhorns improved to 5-1, 3-0 in the Big 12.
Notes: Sam Erlinger is the eighth Longhorn to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since linebacker Malik Jefferson (Oct. 11, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
VOSEAN JOSEPH, FLORIDA
Junior, Linebacker, Miami, FL/Norland
Vosean Joseph recorded 14 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 22nd-ranked Florida defeated #5 LSU, 27-19. With the victory, the Gators improved to 5-1, 4-1 in the SEC.
Notes: Vosean Joseph is the eighth Florida player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since linebacker Antonio Morrison (Oct. 4, 2015).
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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