Sept. 23, 2012
New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending September 22.
About the Award: This is the ninth 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
Stefphon Jefferson, NEVADA
Junior, Running Back, Visalia, CA/El Diamante Nevada junior running back Stefphon Jefferson tied a NCAA record with seven touchdowns as the Wolf Pack (3-1) defeated Hawaii, 69-24, in their Mountain West Conference debut. Jefferson rushed for 170 yards and six scores, while catching three passes for 76 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown reception.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DESMOND BOZEMAN, WESTERN MICHIGAN
Junior, Linebacker, Fort Lauderdale, FL/Dillard Western Michigan junior linebacker Desmond Bozeman had a big day as the Broncos (2-2) defeated Connecticut, 30-24. Bozeman had 12 tackles, two quarterback sacks, forced a fumble and recovered one which he returned 53 yards for a touchdown in the victory.
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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