New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN (www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending September 13.
About the Award: This is the 11th 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
CLINT TRICKETT, WEST VIRGINIA
Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Tallahassee, FL/North Florida Christian
Clint Trickett completed 37-of-49 passes for 511 yards and four touchdowns as the Mountaineers defeated Maryland, 40-37. Trickett’s 511 passing yards were the second-highest single-game total in school history. He had scoring throws of 43, 44, 36 and 11 yards as West Virginia improved to 2-1 with the victory.
Notes: Clint Trickett is the fifth West Virginia player to earn Player of the week honors since 2004, and the first since two-time winner Geno Smith (Sept. 2 and 30, 2012).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SHAQ THOMPSON, WASHINGTON
Junior, Linebacker, Sacramento, CA/Grant
Shaq Thompson had four tackles and scored two defensive touchdowns in the Huskies’ 44-19 victory over Illinois. Thompson returned a fumble 52 yards for a score and added an interception which he returned 36 yards for a touchdown. With the win, the Huskies improved to 3-0.
Notes: Shaq Thompson is the second Washington player to earn Player of the Week honors, joining former Huskie linebacker Donald Butler (Sept. 20, 2009).
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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