By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

Zaven Collins – (23) is the first Player from Tulsa to win the Walter Camp National Player of the Week award since it originated in 2004. (Photo: Tulsa Athletics) 

Dustin Crum of Kent State and Zaven Collins of Tulsa put themselves and their teams in the limelight as they were named National Walter Camp Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. 

Crum had a big day going 22 for 25 for 248 yards and three touchdowns helping Kent State roll to a 69-35 win over Akron. 

The senior from Grafton, Ohio also rushed for 104 yards and two more touchdowns and become the first player in school history to throw for three TD’s and run for two in the same game.  The Golden Flashes are 3-0 for the first time since 1958. 

Collins had a game high 15 tackles (8 solo) and returned an interception 96 yards for the game winning touchdowns in overtime leading the Golden Hurricanes (5-1) to a 30-24 win over Tulane. 

Walter Camp is known 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 was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideas of Camp and continue the tradition to select annual All-American team.      

This is the 17th year that the Foundation has awarded one Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week. Recipients are selected from a group of national media members and administrated by the Foundation.