Thompson Named To Walter Camp Watch List
July 17, 2015

  • 2015 Walter Camp Player Of The Year Preseason Watch List

    BOISE, Idaho – Redshirt senior safety Darian Thompson was named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Watch List Friday, as announced by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

    Thompson is just one of two selections from the Mountain West, along with Colorado State wide receiver Rashard Higgins, among the 50-man list.

    The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 128 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 10. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on January 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

    Friday’s announcement also marks the fourth 2015 preseason award watch list inclusion for Thompson. Over the past two weeks the 2014 first-team All-MW selection and second-team All-American (CBSSports.com) has been named to the watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award (College Defensive Player of the Year), Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player) and the Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back).

    Thompson started each of his 13 games played for Boise State last season, hauling in seven interceptions, tied for the third-most nationally and tied for the most in the MW, to bring his career total to 14 -- tied for the sixth most in school history. He also led the Bronco secondary with 71 tackles (50 solo).

    Broncos Named To 2015 Preseason Watch Lists

    Head Coach Bryan Harsin
    Bobby Dodd Trophy

    DE Kamalei Correa
    Chuck Bednarik Award
    Bronko Nagurski Trophy
    Rotary Lombardi Award

    CB Donte Deayon
    Jim Thorpe Award

    C Marcus Henry
    Rotary Lombardi Award
    Outland Trophy
    Rimington Trophy

    OT Rees Odhiambo
    Rotary Lombardi Award
    Outland Trophy

    WR Thomas Sperbeck
    Fred Biletnikoff Award

    S Darian Thompson
    Walter Camp Player of the Year
    Chuck Bednarik Award
    Bronko Nagurski Trophy
    Jim Thorpe Award

    LB Tanner Vallejo
    Rotary Lombardi Award

    WR Shane Williams-Rhodes
    Paul Hornung Award
    Wuerffel Trophy
    Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee


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