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 September 4.
Please note: Outstanding performances from games played on September 5 and 6 will be considered for next week’s awards.
About the Award: This is the 18th 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
BIJAN ROBINSON, TEXAS
Sophomore, Running Back, Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic
Bijan Robinson rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown and added 73 receiving yards and one more touchdown as 21st-ranked Texas opened up the 2021 season with a 38-18 victory over 23rd-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette. Robinson scored on a seven-yard run and had an 18-yard scoring reception to lead the Longhorns.
Notes: Bijan Robinson is the 11th Longhorn to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. Linebacker Joseph Ossai (Nov. 1) and quarterback Sam Ehlinger (Sept. 13) both earn recognition during the 2020 season.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RILEY MOSS, IOWA
Senior, Defensive Back, Ankeny, IA/Centennial
Riley Moss recorded two interceptions for touchdowns as Iowa opened up the 2021 season with a 34-6 victory over Big Ten-rival Indiana. Moss had interception returns of 30 and 55 yards for touchdowns and added one tackle and two pass breakups for the Hawkeyes.
Notes: Riley Moss is the sixth Iowa player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Hawkeye quarterback Nate Stanley (Oct. 14, 2018).
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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