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 15.
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
ALAN BOWMAN, TEXAS TECH
Freshman, Quarterback, Grapevine, TX/Grapevine
True freshman Alan Bowman completed 43-of-59 passes for 605 yards and five touchdowns as Texas Tech defeated Houston, 63-49. Bowman’s 605 passing yards set a Big 12 record for freshmen. With the win, the Red Raiders improved to 2-1.
Notes: Alan Bowman is the sixth Texas Tech player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first honoree since former Red Raider quarterback Seth Doege (Oct. 23, 2011).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WYATT RAY, BOSTON COLLEGE
Senior, Defensive End, Boca Raton, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas
Defensive end Wyatt Ray set a school single-game record with four quarterback sacks as Boston College earned a 41-34 victory over ACC-rival Wake Forest. Ray also recorded a career-best eight tackles and had one quarterback hurry as the Eagles’ improved to 3-0, their best start to a season since 2007.
Notes: Wyatt Ray is the sixth Boston College player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining current teammate A.J. Dillon, who was recognized on Oct. 15, 2017.
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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