Dec. 1, 2013
New Haven, Conn.----- San Jose State University quarterback David Fales and University of Iowa's Christian Kirksey are the Walter Camp National Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games played the week ending November 30.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK David Fales, SAN JOSE STATE Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, Calif./Palma HS
Quarterback David Fales accounted for 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) and seven touchdowns as the Spartans defeated 16th-ranked Fresno State, 62-52. Fales completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished the game 35-of-47 with six touchdowns. Overall, he had a hand in 10 San Jose State individual records with his performance. He added a rushing touchdown in the victory, which made San Jose State (6-6) bowl eligible.
NOTE: David Fales is the second San Jose State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining defensive back Bené Benwikere (Nov. 25, 2012).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY, IOWA Senior, Linebacker, St. Louis, Mo./Hazelwood East
Linebacker Christian Kirksey totaled 11 tackles, including three for losses, and added one quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry as the Hawkeyes defeated Nebraska, 38-17. With the win, Iowa improved to 8-4, 5-3 in the Big Ten.
NOTE: Christian Kirksey is the third Iowa player to earn Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining former Hawkeye linebackers Chad Greenway (Sept. 5, 2004) and Mike Klinkenborg (Sept. 17, 2006).
About the Award: This was the 10th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation honored one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients were selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," 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) - a New Haven-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.