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Barner, Lee are Walter Camp finalists

11/28/2012

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner and USC wide receiver Marqise Lee have been selected as finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.

From the release:

Barner ranks fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (135.33) for the 11-1 Ducks… He has totaled 1,624 rushing yards (on 248 attempts) and 21 touchdowns on the season … Barner’s 22 total touchdowns rank sixth in the nation … Barner has seven 100-yard rushing efforts on the season, including a career-high 321-yard effort – with five touchdowns – in a win over USC on November 3.

Second in the nation in receiving yards per game (140.0), Marqise Lee has totaled 112 catches for 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns for the 7-5 Trojans ... Lee has also returned 28 kickoffs for 802 yards (28.6 yards per return) and one touchdown … His best game came in a [loss to] Arizona on October 27 when he had 16 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns.

They are joined by Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as finalists.

The winner will be announced Dec. 6. Stanford's Andrew Luck won the award last year.