3 Tigers make Walter Camp Watch List

CUTrevor 2019-07-26 13:27:31

New Haven, CT - The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of forty “players to watch” for its 2019 Player of the Year award, the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.


    Ten players on the 2019 watch list, including the 2018 Player of the Year Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) have previously earned Walter Camp All-America honors.  Tagovailoa was a First Team All-American last season along with his teammate, wide receiver Jordy Jeudy, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.   Defensive back Grant Delpit (LSU) was also a First Team All-America honoree last season.


    There are 30 offensive players (16 quarterbacks, seven running backs and seven receivers/tight ends) on the preseason watch list along with 10 from the defensive side of the ball.


    In all, 35 schools and 11 conferences (including independents) are represented on the list with Alabama having four players on the list.  Defending national champion Clemson has three players on the watch list, while Oregon has two.


    “We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president Mario Coppola 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 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 130 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, December 12.  The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s 53rd annual national awards banquet on January 18, 2020 in New Haven, Conn.


    Please note: Appearing on the preseason Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Walter Camp award or be named to the All-America team.


    2019 Walter Camp Player of Year Preseason Players to Watch


    Eno Benjamin, RB, Junior, Arizona State

    Ian Book, QB, Senior, Notre Dame

    Matt Bushman, TE, Junior, BYU

    Andre Cisco, DB, Sophomore, Syracuse  * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American

    Grant Delpit, DB, Junior, LSU  # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American

    AJ Dillon, RB, Junior, Boston College

    Sam Ehlinger, QB, Junior, Texas

    Travis Etienne, Junior, Clemson             * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American

    Mason Fine, QB, Senior, North Texas

    Paddy Fisher, LB, Junior, Northwestern

    Jake Fromm, QB, Junior, Georgia

    Jonathan Garvin, DE, Junior, Miami Fla.

    Richie Grant, S, Junior, UCF

    Bryce Hall, DB, Senior, Virginia  * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American

    Najee Harris, RB, Junior, Alabama

    Justin Herbert, QB, Senior, Oregon

    Lavert Hill, DB, Senior, Michigan

    Kelvin Hopkins, QB, Senior, Army

    Jalen Hurts, QB, Senior, Oklahoma

    Jerry Jeudy, WR, Junior, Alabama  # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American

    D’Eriq King, QB, Senior, Houston

    Trevor Lawrence, QB, Sophomore, Clemson

    Jordan Love, QB, Junior, Utah State

    Adrian Martinez, QB, Sophomore, Nebraska

    Kellen Mond, QB, Junior, Texas A&M

    Rondale Moore, WR, Sophomore, Purdue

    Dylan Moses, LB, Junior, Alabama  * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American

    Zach Moss, RB, Senior, Utah

    Jared Pinkney, TE, Senior, Vanderbilt

    Jalen Reagor, WR, Junior, TCU

    Nathan Rourke, QB, Senior, Ohio

    Laviska Shenault, WR, Junior, Colorado

    Nate Stanley, QB, Senior, Iowa

    D’Andre Swift, RB, Junior, Georgia

    Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Junior, Alabama # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American

    Jonathan Taylor, RB, Junior, Wisconsin # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American

    Xavier Thomas, DE, Sophomore, Clemson

    Zac Thomas, QB, Junior, Appalachian State

    Tylan Wallace, WR, Junior, Oklahoma State * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American

    Kenny Willekes, DL, Senior, Michigan State * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American