By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced that Zach Wilson of BYU and Clemson’s Baylon Spector are Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending October 3.
Wilson accounted for five touchdowns (2 passing, 3 rushing) as 22nd ranked BYU defeated Louisiana Tech, 45-14. The 6-3, 210 pound Junior completed 24-of-26 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 43 yards and three scores for the Cougars (3-0). For the year he’s completed 85% of his passes completing 60 of 71 attempts for 949 yards and 6 touchdowns with only one interception.
The Draper, Utah native is considered by ESPN’s Mell Kiper Jr. as one of the top five at the position in the country. “It’s early and he’s only a true junior,” said Kiper. “But Wilson has impressed me so far. He looks completely healthy following the shoulder surgery he had in 2019”.
Spector recorded a career-best 13 tackles (4 solo), including 1.5 for losses, and added 0.5 quarterback sacks as top-ranked Clemson defeated ACC-rival Virginia, 41-23.
The Senior from Calhoun Georgia had 45 tackles in 15 games during the 2019 season. He was also named ACC Linebacker of the Week. He becomes the 11th Clemson player to earn the award and the first since Isaiah Simmons in 2019.
This is the 17th 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.