Martinez named Walter Camp POTW
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Posted Oct 24, 2010


Stemming from his record-setting day where freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez threw for a Husker freshman record 323 yards passing, the Walter Camp Foundation announced Martinez as their national offensive player of the week.

New Haven, Conn. – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for games ending October 23.

About the Award: This is the seventh year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Bowl 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

TAYLOR MARTINEZ, NEBRASKA

Redshirt Freshman, Quarterback, Corona, CA/Centennial

Redshirt freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez accounted for 435 yards of total offense as 14th-ranked Nebraska defeated 17th-ranked Oklahoma State, 51-41. Martinez, who become the first Husker to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a single game, threw five touchdown passes as Nebraska improved to 6-2, 2-1 in the Big 12. Martinez completed 23-of-35 passes for 323 yards and rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DOUG HOGUE, SYRACUSE

Senior, Linebacker, Yonkers, NY/Roosevelt

Senior linebacker Doug Hogue had a big game to lead Syracuse to a 19-14 victory over 19th-ranked West Virginia. Hogue had a team-high 10 tackles (8 solo), made two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for loss and added 0.5 quarterback sacks as the Orange (5-2, 2-1 in Big East) held the Mountaineers scoreless over the final three quarters. It is the second time Hogue has earned Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors (November 22, 2009).

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 – 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. Plans are already underway for the 44th annual Walter Camp Weekend, scheduled for January 13-15, 2011 in New Haven. The Walter Camp 2010 College Player of the Year recipient and its 121st All-America Team will be announced live on ESPN in early December.



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