Nov. 16, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of fifteen "Players to Watch" for its 2010 Player of the Year Award and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is among the semifinalists under consideration for the fourth oldest college football award in the nation.
Quarterbacks from four of the top six teams in the most recent Bowl Championship Series standings dot the list, including Boise State's Kellen Moore, Auburn's Cam Newton and TCU's Andy Dalton, along with Luck.
The 15-player watch list includes a total of nine quarterbacks, three running backs, one wide receiver and two defensive players.
The list of five finalists will be announced on Wednesday, December 1.
The 2010 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be presented live on Thursday, December 9 during the 6:00 p.m. ET edition of ESPN SportsCenter.
The winner will receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Saturday, January 15, 2011 in New Haven, Conn.
Luck has quarterbacked Stanford to a 9-1 record this season, the program's best start since 1951. He has completed 208-of-299 of his passes for 2,511 yards and 22 touchdowns and ranks first in the Pac-10 and 10th nationally in passing efficiency.
Luck has been red-hot over the last five games, completing 115-of-151 (.761) of his passes for 1,252 yards and nine touchdowns against USC, Washington State, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State.
He also ranks as Stanford's second leading rusher with 373 yards on 46 carries.
Stanford will look for its sixth straight win on Saturday as the seventh-ranked Cardinal travel to Berkeley to face California in the 113th edition of the Big Game. Kick off is set for 12:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.
2010 Walter Camp Player of the Year "Players to Watch"
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Da'Quan Bowers, DL, Clemson
Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Nick Fairley, DL, Auburn
Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma State
Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Terrelle Pryor, QB, Ohio State
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan
Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut