By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer 

Nick Anderson of Wake Forest and Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati are this week’s winners of the Walter Camp Player of The Week.   

Desmond Ridder (9) of Cincinnati accounted for 4 touchdowns and became the first Bearcat player to win Walter Camp Player of the Week. (Photo: Tim Flores/USA Today) 

Ridder accounted for four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing) in leading the 9th ranked Bearcats to a 42 -13 win over #16 SMU. The junior from Louisville passed for 126 yards and a TD and rushed for 179 yards on 8 carries including a 91 yarder for the Bearcats (4-0).   

Anderson lead a Wake Forest (3-2, 2-2) defense with 11 tackles and 3 interceptions in a 23-16 win over #19 Virginia Tech. They held the Hokies to the lowest point total all year. He is the first Demon Deacon since 1987 to have three interceptions in a game. His final pick in the fourth period sealed the win against ACC rival Hokies (3-2, 3-2)  

The true freshman from Clifton, Virginia is a walk on but things may change in the near future. After the game they were calling him “Rudy” and yelling “Scholly, Scholly,”  Wake Forest Head Coach Dave Clawson stated after the game. “So I think we’ll be taking care of that next semester.”  

Walter Camp is know as the Father of American football. He first selected an All-American team in 1889. The Walter Camp Foundation is an all-volunteer organization based in New Haven, Connecticut. It founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideas of Camp and continue the tradition to select annual All-American team. It’s  

This is the 17th year that the Foundation has awarded one Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week. It is also the first time that a winner was selected from both Wake Forest and University of Cincinnati since it originated in 2004.  Recipients are selected from a group of national media members and administrated by the Foundation.