Four quarterbacks and one running back comprise the list of five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2022 Player of the Year award. Quarterbacks Max Duggan (senior, TCU), Hendon Hooker (senior, Tennessee), C.J. Stroud (junior, Ohio State) and Caleb Williams (sophomore, USC) join running back Blake Corum (junior, Michigan) as finalists.
The 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the 131 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on Thursday, December 8 during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
Duggan has led the Horned Frogs to a 12-0 record and berth in the Big 12 championship game. He has thrown for 3,070 yards and 29 touchdowns, while adding 294 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
Hooker has passed for 3,135 yards for 27 touchdowns for the seventh-ranked Volunteers. Hooker has also rushed for 430 yards and five touchdowns.
Stroud has passed for 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes (11-1).
Williams has passed for 3,712 yards and 34 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Trojans (11-1), who earned a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Williams has also scored 10 rushing touchdowns.
Corum has rushed for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns for the second-ranked Wolverines (12-0), who will play in the Big Ten Championship Game. Corum has eight 100-yard rushing games this season.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and continue the tradition of selecting an annual All-America team. Visit www.waltercamp.org.
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