In all of the no-brainers through 10 weeks of the 2012 season, this one ranks right up there as one of the biggest.
In its weekly Sunday release, the Walter Camp Foundation announced that Oregon’s Kenjon Barner is one of two players recognized for their outstanding performances in Week 10.
And what an electric, record-breaking performance it was for the running back in earning Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors. In the No. 2 Ducks’ 11-point road win over USC, Barner rushed for 321 yards on “just” 38 carries and score five times on the ground. The yardage total broke the school record set by LaMichael James, who was in attendance for the game.
On the defensive side of the ball, Kansas State’s Allen Chapman earned defensive honors. The defensive back recorded three interceptions, returning one of those 29 yards for a touchdown, in the No. 3 Wildcats’ 44-30 win over Oklahoma State.
Chapman is just the third defensive back honored by Camp this season, while Barner is the fourth running back.
Week 1: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner
Week 2: Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 3: Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
Week 4: Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson, Western Michigan linebacker Desmond Bozeman
Week 5: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti
Week 6: Florida running back Mike Gillislee, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer
Week 7: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene
Week 8: Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, LSU linebacker Kevin Minter
Week 9: Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 10: Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, Kansas State defensive back Allen Chapman