Kapri Bibbs is a name people are learning all over the country.
Bibbs has rushed to greatness this season, setting Colorado State records along the way, with his most profound performance yet coming yesterday afternoon.
He played so well, Bibbs has been recognized for a national honor, per a CSU staff member.
According to Drew Hill, who is the Director of Player Personnel for the Rams, Bibbs was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Offensive Player of the week for his great game on Saturday.
Their website reads, “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 eleven 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.”
Besides selecting an All-America team at the end of the season, they also pick offensive and defensive Players of the Week each week. Bibbs became the first Colorado State player to earn the award per CSU Media Relations.
The redshirt sophomore ran the Nevada Wolf Pack's defense ragged, racking up 312 yards on 30 carries, as well as four touchdowns. The numbers are awe-inspiring, yes, but it was how he did it that was amazing.
In the first half, he only gained 52 yards, as the Colorado State offense tried to find a rhythm. They finally did after the break, much due to Bibbs' remarkable running.
On the team's first drive out of the locker room, Bibbs took two runs 28 yards, tripping himself up on one and taking the other into the end zone for his first score. His second came on an electric 59-yard scamper, which saw him run into a blocker and come to a complete stop at the line of scrimmage before turning on the jets. The third touchdown was a one-yard plunge through the line, the final score was something special.
With his team up 14 points and looking to run out the clock, Bibbs ran the ball 85 yards – CSU's longest play from scrimmage all season – and cemented the 38-17 victory. His 312 rushing yards are a new Colorado State school record, besting Tony Alford's 310 yards in 1989, and his four touchdowns tied a Rams record.
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Rich Kurtzman is a freelance journalist. Follow Rich on Twitter (@RichKurtzman) for all your CSU Rams news and opinion.