NEW HAVEN, Conn. – University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been named the national offensive player of the week (Sept. 18) by The Walter Camp Football Foundation, it was announced Sunday.
Mallett led the Razorback football squad to an exciting 31-24 victory on the road at Georgia, with 380 yards of passing and three touchdowns. The Texarkana, Ark., native threw a game-winning dart to streaking teammate Greg Childs for a 40-yard scoring play with 15 seconds left in the contest to seal Arkansas’ advantage.
Mallett, quarterbacking the 12th-ranked Razorbacks to a 3-0, 1-0 SEC mark with his performance, threw touchdowns from 57, 22 and 40 yards in the contest. The victory improves UA to 3-0 for the first time since 2003.
The Arkansas signal caller’s season numbers measure to 1,081 yards of passing, completing 70-of-100 attempts for nine touchdowns. Mallett has one rushing score, as well. He currently leads the NCAA in passing and ranks third in the country in total offense.
This is the seventh year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation, a New Haven-based all-volunteer group, was founded in1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp, who is called "The Father of American football". Camp first selected an All-America team in 1889, with the Foundation’s goal to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.