Walter Camp Honors Oregon’s Verdell and OSU’s Young

 Oregon’s CJ Verdell rushes for 257 yards to earn the Walter Camp National Player of the Week Award. (Courtesy Photo)
Oregon’s CJ Verdell rushes for 257 yards to earn the Walter Camp National Player of the Week Award. (Courtesy Photo)

By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

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 26.

CJ Verdell landed the Offensive honors rushing for 257 yards (on 23 attempts) and three touchdowns as 11th-ranked Oregon (7-1) defeated Washington State, 37-35. The Redshirt sophomore from Mater Dei High has a rushing total that is the fourth-most in UO history and he scored on a career-long 89-yard run.

On the defensive side Chase Young of Ohio State had six tackles and set a school record with four quarterback sacks as third-ranked Buckeyes (8-0) over 13th-ranked Wisconsin, 38-7. The Jr defensive end from DeMatha High in Hyattsville Md. High tied a school record with five tackles for loss and he also forced two fumbles.

About the Award: This is the 16th 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.