For the first time ever Saturday, all seven FBS football teams from the state of Florida won on the same weekend. Keeping with the Sunshine State theme, two players from two of those seven schools took home national honors for their performance in Week 6.
In its weekly release Sunday morning, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy have been the National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
In the 63-0 obliteration of previously-unbeaten Maryland, Winston completed 23-of-32 passes for a career-high 393 yards and five touchdowns. The redshirt freshman played just three quarters, plus one play in the fourth quarter.
Purifoy, when he wasn’t getting spit on (allegedly), was credited with four tackles, three pass break ups, one interception, one sack and forced one fumble in the Gators’ win over Arkansas. The junior also returned two punts for 17 yards.
Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2013 Camp honorees:
WEEK 1: Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones, Virginia safety Anthony Harris
WEEK 2: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Michigan State defensive endShilique Calhoun
WEEK 3: Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr
WEEK 4: Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage, Maryland safety A.J. Hendy
Week 5: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, TCU safety Sam Carter
Week 6: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy