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 21.
About the Award: This is the 16th 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
DORIAN THOMPSON-ROBINSON, UCLA
Sophomore, Quarterback, Las Vegas, NV/Bishop Gorman
Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for a career-best 507 yards (25-of-38) and five touchdowns as UCLA came-from-behind to defeat 19th-ranked Washington State, 67-63, in the highest scoring game in Pac-12 history. Thompson-Robinson led the Bruins to 50 second-half points (overcoming a 32-point deficit) on their way to their first victory of the season.
Notes: Dorian Thompson-Robinson is the eighth UCLA player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since former Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen (Sept. 6, 2015).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHARLES SNOWDEN, VIRGINIA
Junior, Outside Linebacker, Silver Spring, MD/St. Albans School
Charles Snowden recorded a career-best 15 tackles (6 solo), including 3.5 for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 21st-ranked Virginia defeated Old Dominion, 28-17. With the victory, the Cavaliers improved to 4-0.
Notes: Charles Snowden is the fifth Virginia player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first since strong safety Juan Thornhill (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