Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Barner, Lee are Walter Camp finalists
By Kevin Gemmell
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.