Tag:Walter Camp Award
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2011 12:29 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson
As the fourth-oldest college football award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year award is considered one of the most prestigious individual honors in the game. The award is named for Walter Camp, who is considered by many to be "The Father of American Football." Although the criteria for the Player of the Year award is similar to the Heisman Trophy, the races have had different winners for three of the last four seasons. Only Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and last year's winner, Cam Newton, have pulled in both honors in the last half decade.
On Wednesday, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced the 15 "Semifinalists" for the 2011 Player of the Year Award. The group is headlined by Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Oregon running back LaMichael James, both finalists for the 2010 award.
The list of fifteen will be narrowed to five finalists on Wednesday, November 30. The award will be presented on Thursday, December 6.
2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalists
Matt Barkley, Junior, QB, USC
Justin Blackmon, Junior, WR, Oklahoma State
Morris Claiborne, Junior, DB, LSU
LaMichael James, Junior, RB, Oregon
Robert Griffin III, Senior, QB, Baylor
Chandler Harnish, Senior, QB, Northern Illinois
Landry Jones, Junior, QB, Oklahoma
Case Keenum, Senior, QB, Houston
Luke Kuechly, Junior, LB, Boston College
Andrew Luck, Senior, QB, Stanford
Kellen Moore, Senior, QB, Boise State
Trent Richardson, Junior, RB, Alabama
Sammy Watkins, Freshman, WR/KR, Clemson
Brandon Weeden, Senior, QB, Oklahoma State
Russell Wilson, Senior, QB, Wisconsin
What do you think about the list? Any omissions? Leave your thoughts on the group and even your predictions on the winner in the comment section below.
Keep up with the latest college football news from around the country. From the regular season all the way through the bowl games, CBSSports.com has you covered with this daily newsletter. | Preview
Tags: ACC, Alabama, Andrew Luck, Baylor, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Boise State, Boston College, Brandon Weeden, Case Keenum, Chandler Harnish, Chip Patterson, Clemson, Conference USA, Houston, Justin Blackmon, Kellen Moore, LaMichael James, Landry Jones, LSU, Luke Kuechly, Matt Barkley, Morris Claiborne, Non-BCS, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pac-12, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Sammy Watkins, SEC, Stanford, Trent Richardson, USC, Walter Camp Award, Walter Camp Award Projection, Walter Camp Finalists, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Wisconsin
Posted on: July 18, 2011 2:40 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 3:33 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson
As we brace ourselves for the media day onslaught that will begin with the SEC on Wednesday, the watch list season finally wraps up with the prestigious Walter Camp Award watch list. The award is given annually by the Walter Camp Football Foundation to the "Player of the Year. Although it also awards individual greatness in college football, only two of the last five Heisman Trophy winners have also collected the Walter Camp Award.
Two of last year's finalists return to the watch list (Stanford's Andrew Luck and Oregon's LaMichael James) along with many of the usual suspects from the other position-based awards. The list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November, then the winner will be chosen from the finalists and announced on Dec. 8.
QB Matt Barkley, USC
Tags: ACC, Alabama, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Boise State, Boston College, Chip Patterson, Florida State, Georgia, Hawaii, Houston, MIchigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Non-BCS, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon, Pac-12, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, SEC, South Carolina, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, Toledo, Troy, Tulsa, USC, Virginia Tech, Walter Camp Award, Walter Camp Watch List, Washington, Watch Lists, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Posted on: December 1, 2010 3:00 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
One of the questions I have following the revelation that Cam Newton has been declared eligible by the NCAA is how will Heisman voters look at him now. Yes, he's been cleared, but the fact remains that his father did solicit money in an attempt to sell his son's commitment to the highest bidder. Personally, if I had a vote, Newton would still be getting mine, and he'd be eligible for any postseason awards, but I have no idea how others will view it.
Though I now have an idea of how awards like the Walter Camp Award, which is given annually to the player deemed the best in college football by a group of coaches and SIDs, see it. The award announced its three finalists today, and Newton is one of them. Stanford's Andrew Luck and Oregon's LaMichael James are the other two.
Newton has accounted for 3,590 total yards and 42 touchdowns for Auburn this season. James leads the nation in rushing, averaging nearly 155 yards a game for Oregon, while Luck has thrown for 3,051 yards and 28 touchdowns for Stanford. All three players are deserving of the award, though I have to think that Newton is going to win it.
Those are video game numbers he's posted this season.
We'll have to wait until December 9th to find out who wins.