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 September 3. Games played on September 4 and 5 will be considered for next week’s awards.
(FROM THE WALTER CAMP FOUNDATION WEBSITE)
LAMAR JACKSON, LOUISVILLE
Sophomore, Quarterback, Boynton Beach, FL/Boynton Beach HS
Lamar Jackson accounted for a school-record eight touchdowns – all in the first half – as Louisville rolled to a 70-14 season-opening victory over UNC Charlotte. Jackson completed 17-of-23 passes for 286 yards and six touchdowns. He rushed for 119 more yards (on 11 carries) and two more touchdowns.
Notes: Lamar Jackson is the third Louisville player (and first offensive honoree) to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, joining former Cardinal standouts Elvis Dumervil (Sept. 6, 2005) and Gerod Holliman (Nov. 9, 2014).
Lamar Jackson was responsible for a single-game school record EIGHT Touchdowns and played just a SINGLE HALF of Football in UofL’s 70-14 win over the 49ers. The foundation also honored Houston Cougar Corner Brandon Wilson who returned Houston’s Kick Six vs. Oklahoma and also recorded 10 tackles as this week’s Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week.