Former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann Named Walter Camp “Distinguished American”

NEW HAVEN, CT – Former University of Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is the 2013 recipient of the Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” Award.

The Walter Camp “Distinguished American” award is presented each year to an individual who has utilized his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other has done.  He or she may have a record of dedication to mankind that should not pass unrecognized and a life that has been dedicated to the preservation of the American ideal.   The recipient need not have participated in football but must be one who understands its lesson of self-denial, cooperation and teamwork, and one who is a person of honesty, integrity and dedication.  He or she must be a leader, an innovator, even a pioneer, who has reached a degree of excellence that distinguishes him or her from contemporaries, as well as someone who lives within the principles of Walter Camp.

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2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year “Players to Watch” – Semifinalists

New Haven, Conn. – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced the names of fifteen “Players to Watch” for its 2013 Player of the Year award, the fourth-oldest college football award in the nation.

Players from five of the top six teams in the most recent BCS standings are on the list, including quarterback A.J. McCarron and linebacker C.J. Mosley from top-ranked Alabama.  Quarterbacks Jameis Winston from second-ranked Florida State and Braxton Miller from third-ranked Ohio State are on the list along with signal-callers Bryce Petty (Baylor) and Marcus Mariota (Oregon).   The 15-player watch list includes 10 quarterbacks, three defensive players, one wide receiver and one running back. Thirteen different schools and eight conferences are represented on the list.

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