By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
Sam Hartman of Wake Forest and Leo Chenal of Wisconsin were this week’s Walter Camp National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.
Hartman accounted for six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as 16th-ranked Wake Forest defeated Army, 70-56.
The sophomore from Charlotte, NC (Oceanside Collegiate) South Carolina – threw for a career-high 458 yards (23-of-29) and tying a school-record with five passing scores, he also rushed for 22 yards and one touchdown as the Demon Deacons remained unbeaten (7-0).He is the first Wake Forest player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honorees since walk-on Nick Anderson did in October of 2020.
Leo Chenal had nine tackles (8 solo),as he stayed in the Perdue backfield all-day collecting 5.5 TFL’s, and a career-best 3.5 quarterback sacks as Wisconsin defeated 25th-ranked Purdue, 30-13, on the road.
The junior linebacker is the seventh Wisconsin player to earn Walter Camp National Player of Week honors, and the first since former Badger linebacker T.J. Edwards (Nov. 29, 2017).
The Grantsburg, WI. (Grantsburg High) native also was named Big Ten honors.
Walter Camp is known as “The Father of American football,” he 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 (www.waltercamp.org, @WalterCampFF) –is a New Haven, Connecticut-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.