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 19.
About the Award: This is the 17th 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
DILLON GABRIEL, UCF
Sophomore, Quarterback, Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani
Dillon Gabriel completed 27-of-41 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns as 13th-ranked UCF defeated Georgia Tech, 49-21. Gabriel also rushed for 30 yards and led UCF to 660 yards of total offense.
Notes: Dillon Gabriel earns Walter Camp National Player of Week honors for the second time (Sept. 15, 2019) and is the fifth UCF player to win the award since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RASHAD WEAVER, PITTSBURGH
RS Senior, Defensive End,Fort Lauderdale, FL/Cooper City
Rashad Weaver posted a team-high seven tackles (5 solo), three for losses and two quarterback sacks as 25th-ranked Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse, 21-10. With the win, the Panthers improved to 2-0, 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Notes: Rashad Weaver is the eighth Pittsburgh player to earn the recognition since 2004, and first since former running back Darrin Hall (Nov. 5, 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