Ingram Honored as Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week|
Sept. 11, 2011
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 10.
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.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Melvin Ingram, SOUTH CAROLINA
Senior, Defensive End, Hamlet, NC/Richmond County South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram had an all-around game as the Gamecocks held off SEC-rival Georgia, 45-42. Ingram recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, and took a direct snap (off a fake punt) and ran 68 yards for a score. He added one tackle and secured the victory when he recovered an onside kick.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
T.Y. HILTON, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Senior, Wide Receiver, Miami, FL/Miami Springs
Florida International senior wide receiver T.Y. Hilton recorded a school-record 201 receiving yards and added two touchdown receptions (74 and 83 yards) as the Panthers defeated Louisville, 24-17. Hilton had seven receptions and finished with 268 all-purpose yards. It was FIU's first-ever victory over a BCS automatic qualifier opponent.
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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