Walter Camp Award releases list of 15 semifinalists

    Johnny Manziel is one of 15 semi-finalists for the Walter Camp Award    
Johnny Manziel is one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Award. (USATSI)

I get kind of sad when college football awards start cutting down their watch lists because it means we're approaching the end of the season, and I never like it when college football seasons end. Alas, there's not much I can do about it, and on Wednesday the Walter Camp Award released its list of 15 semifinalists for the award.

The Walter Camp Award is given to the best college football player in the country as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors of the FBS. Last year the award was given to Notre Dame's Manti Te'o.

This year's winner will come from this list of 15 players.

Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson

Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona

Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois

Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama

Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State

C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

Michael Sam, DE, Missouri

Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

As you can see, 10 of the 15 semifinalists are quarterbacks, and the SEC leads all conferences with five players listed.

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