Marcus Hamilton Named National Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 21, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore Marcus Hamilton (Centreville, Va.) was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s National Division I-A Defensive Player of the Week, the foundation announced on Sunday.
A corner back, Hamilton was instrumental in the Cavaliers’ 30-10 victory over ACC-rival Georgia Tech by intercepting two passes in the second half. Both of Hamilton’s interceptions occurred in the end zone, ending two Yellowjacket scoring chances. The Centreville, Va., native added five tackles and one pass breakup in the victory, which kept Virginia (8-2, 5-2 in the ACC) in the race for the league title.
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 11 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.