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 24.
About the Award: This is the 12th 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
LUKE FALK, WASHINGTON STATE
Redshirt Sophomore, Quarterback, Logan, Utah/Logan
Luke Falk completed 47-of-62 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns as Washington State defeated Arizona, 45-42. Falk has scoring passes of 6,43, 2, 6 and 9 yards as the Cougars improved to 5-2, 3-1 in the Pac-12.
Notes: Luke Falk the first Washington State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMAL GOLDEN, GEORGIA TECH
Redshirt Senior, Defensive Back, Wetumpka, AL/Wetumpka
Jamal Golden recorded nine tackles (7 solo), including one for a loss, and had one interception as Georgia Tech defeated ninth-ranked Florida State, 22-16. The Rambling Wreck defense held the Seminoles to just 280 yards of total offense in the contest.
Notes: Jamal Golden is the first Georgia Tech player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004.
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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