FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s national offensive player of the week following his performance Saturday in the Hogs’ 48-36 win over No. 23 South Carolina.
McFadden, a 2006 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection, rushed for a school record and SEC-record tying 321 yards on 34 carries. He scored on an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter and passed for another score, a 23-yard touchdown to Robert Johnson. The junior tailback totaled 355 all-purpose yards in the game.
McFadden became just the second SEC player, joining Georgia’s Herschel Walker, to record 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first three collegiate seasons. McFadden tied the conference single-game record of former Vanderbilt player Frank Mordica set in 1978.
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis earned the defensive player of the week honors after recording 19 tackles in the Buckeyes’ win over Wisconsin. He was also a 2006 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection.
This is the fourth consecutive year the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national “Bowl Subdivision Player of the Week.” Selections are made each week during the regular season by a panel of national media members and publicized by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.