NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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 5.
About the Award: This is the 10th 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: JAMEIS WINSTON, FLORIDA STATE
Redshirt Freshman, Quarterback, Bessemer, AL/Hueytown
Jameis Winston earns Offensive Player of the Week honors after throwing for a season-high 393 yards and five touchdowns in the 8th-ranked Seminoles’ 63-0 shutout victory over #25 Maryland. Winston completed 23-of-32 passes and added 24 yards rushing. With the victory, Florida State improved to 5-0, 3-0 in the ACC.
NOTE: Jameis Winston is the third FSU player, and first offensive honoree, since 2004 to earn Player of the Week honors, joining former Seminoles – linebacker A.J. Nicholson (Sept. 18, 2005) and defensive end Everette Brown (Nov. 23, 2008).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: LOUCHEIZ PURIFOY, FLORIDA
Junior, Cornerback, Pensacola, FL/Pine Forest
Loucheiz Purifoy had an all-around day in the 18th-ranked Gators’ 30-10 victory over Arkansas. Purifoy posted four tackles, three pass break ups, one interception, one sack and forced one fumble. Purifoy returned his interceptions 42 yards for a touchdown. With the win, Florida improved to 4-1, 3-0 in the SEC.
NOTE: Loucheiz Purifoy is the sixth Florida player, but the first from defensive side of the ball, to earn Player of the Week honors (since 2004).
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