Four Alabama Players Earn Spots on Walter Camp Watch List

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New Haven, Conn. – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of fifty “players to watch” for its 2013 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, a finalist for the 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year award, headlines the 2013 watch list. Manziel, a First Team Walter Camp All-American a year ago, accounted for more than 5,000 yards of total offense and 47 touchdowns for the Aggies.

Twelve players on the 2013 watch list, including Arizona junior running back Ka’Deem Carey (1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2012) and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee (118 receptions for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012), have previously earned Walter Camp All-America honors.

In all, 37 schools are represented on the list with defending national champion Alabama having four players.

The 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient was former Notre Dame and current San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o.

“We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president James Monico said. “This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football.”

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 125 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 12. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on January 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

Walter Camp Watch List:

RB Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
RB Antonio Andrews, W. Kentucky
RB Dri Archer, Kent State
QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
QB Kolton Browning, ULM
LB Anthony Barr, UCLA
RB Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
QB Derek Carr, Fresno State
QB Rakeem Cato, Marshall
DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
RB David Fluellen, Toledo
DB Phillip Gaines, Rice
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB John Hubert, Kansas State
DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
RB Duke Johnson, Miami
QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State
WR Marqise Lee, USC
OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon
OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
RB Venric Mark, Northwestern
QB Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
QB AJ McCarron, Alabama
QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia
DE Louis Nix III, Notre Dame
QB Casey Pachall, TCU
QB Keith Price, Washington
RB Silas Redd, USC
DB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
QB Tyler Russell, Mississippi State
RB Bishop Sankey, Washington
RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor
LB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut
DT Will Sutton, Arizona State
QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
RB De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech
DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
DB Jason Verrett, TCU
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

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