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3 from Pac-12 are Walter Camp semifinalists

11/16/2011

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced 15 semifinalists for its 2011 Player of the Year award, and it includes two from the Pac-12 who were on the list last year: Stanford QB Andrew Luck and Oregon RB LaMichael James.

And USC QB Matt Barkley has joined them.

Five finalists will be announced Nov. 30.

Here are the semifinalists.

Matt Barkley, Junior, QB, USC – Has passed for 2,782 yards and 29 touchdowns for the 8-2 Trojans.

Justin Blackmon, Junior, WR, Oklahoma State – Has caught 93 passes on the season, 14 for touchdowns, for 1,142 yards for the 10-0 Cowboys.

Morris Claiborne, Junior, DB, LSU – Has made 38 tackles and four interceptions for the top-ranked Tigers.

LaMichael James, Junior, RB, Oregon – Nation’s top rusher at 150.9 yards per game; has rushed for 1,207 yards and 12 touchdowns for the 9-1 Ducks

Robert Griffin III, Senior, QB, Baylor – Has passed for 3,093 yards and 29 touchdowns for 6-3 Bears. Has also rushed for five touchdowns.

Chandler Harnish, Senior, QB, Northern Illinois – Has passed for 2,594 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,203 yards and 10 scores for the 8-3 Huskies.

Landry Jones, Junior, QB, Oklahoma – Has passed for 3,349 yards and 28 touchdowns for the 8-1 Sooners.

Case Keenum, Senior, QB, Houston – Has passed for 3,951 yards and 37 touchdowns for the 11th-ranked Cougars (11-0).

Luke Kuechly, Junior, LB, Boston College – Leads the nation with 168 total tackles (89 solo) for the Eagles. Also has made two interceptions.

Andrew Luck, Senior, QB, Stanford – Has passed for 2,695 yards and 29 touchdowns for the 9-1 Cardinal; has completed 70.6 percent of his passes.

Kellen Moore, Senior, QB, Boise State – Has completed 74.1 percent of his passes for 8-1 Broncos. Has passed for 2,549 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Trent Richardson, Junior, RB, Alabama – Has rushed for 1,205 yards and 18 touchdowns for the third-ranked Crimson Tide (9-1).

Sammy Watkins, Freshman, WR/KR, Clemson – Has caught 65 passes for 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns for the 9-1 Tigers. Has also returned one kickoff for a touchdown.

Brandon Weeden, Senior, QB, Oklahoma State – Has completed 73.1 percent of his passes for the second-ranked Cowboys (10-0). Has passed for 3,635 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Russell Wilson, Senior, QB, Wisconsin – Has passed for 2,416 yards and 25 touchdowns for the 8-2 Badgers. Has also rushed for four touchdowns.