Lawson Named National Defensive Player of the Week

<B>NEW HAVEN, Conn. *</b> The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Division 1-A National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for games ending September 25.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CIATRICK FASON
Junior * Running Back * Florida

Fason totaled 253 all-purpose yards, including a career-best 210 on the ground, and scored two touchdowns (1 rushing, 1 receiving) to lead Florida to a 20-3 win over SEC-rival Kentucky. Fason had 31 carries for 210 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run. He also become the first Gator to rush for over 200 yards since 1989 (Emmitt Smith, 316 vs. New Mexico State). The Jacksonville Beach, Fla. native also caught five passes for 43 yards, including a seven-yard scoring reception.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MANNY LAWSON
Junior * Defensive End * North Carolina State

Lawson had a big day as the Wolfpack defeated first-year ACC member Virginia Tech, 17-16. A native of Goldsboro, N.C., Lawson recorded four tackles, three of which were quarterback sacks (totaling losses of 27 yards) and added one pass breakup as the NC State defense held Virginia Tech to just 192 yards of total offense. With the victory, North Carolina State improved to 2-1 on the season.

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 * 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. For more information on the Walter Camp Football Foundation, go to www.waltercamp.org.


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