New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the Bowl Championship Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending September 24.
About the Award: This is the eighth year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Bowl Championship Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRANDON WEEDEN, OKLAHOMA STATE
Senior, Quarterback, Edmond, OK/Sante Fe
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden passed for a school-record 438 yards as the 7th-ranked Cowboys came-from-behind to defeat 8th-ranked Texas A&M, 30-29. Weeden completed 47-of-60 passes and had two touchdown tosses as OSU (4-0, 1-0 in Big 12) rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TYRANN MATHIEU, LSU
Sophomore, Cornerback, New Orleans, LA/St. Augustine
LSU sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu had six tackles (5 solo), one interception, one pass breakup and forced and recovered a fumble as the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) defeated #16 West Virginia, 47-21. It is the second straight week a LSU cornerback (Morris Claiborne, Sept. 18) has earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors.
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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) – 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
Al Carbone, Publicity Director
Walter Camp Football Foundation
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