BOISE, Idaho – The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its’ list of 15 “Players to Watch” for the 2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year award, Tuesday (Nov. 17), which includes Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore.
Moore, a sophomore from Prosser, Wash. (Prosser HS), is one of just four quarterbacks included in the 15 player list. He joins Tim Tebow (Florida), Colt McCoy (Texas) and Case Keenum (Houston) with the honor. The rest of the watch list is comprised of four running backs, four wide receivers and three defensive players.
Through 10 games this season Moore leads the nation in passing efficiency with a quarterback rating of 172.49. He has also thrown the most touchdown passes of any quarterback in the country to date (32), while also tossing just three interceptions. Moore is currently also a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and Maxwell Award, and is a nominee for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award.
The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is voted on by head coaches and sports information directors from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Five finalists will be announced for the award on Dec. 2 (Wednesday). The winner of the award will be presented live, Dec. 10 (Thursday), during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter.
2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year “Players to Watch”
Toby Gerhart, Senior, RB, Stanford – 1,395 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns
Mardy Gilyard, Senior, WR, Cincinnati – Averaging over 180 all-purpose yards a game
Jerry Hughes, Senior, DL, TCU – 13 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks
Mark Ingram, Sophomore, RB, Alabama – 1,297 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns
Case Keenum, Junior, QB, Houston – Leads nation with 4,194 passing yards
Dion Lewis, Freshman, RB, Pittsburgh – 1,291 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns
Rolando McClain, Junior, LB, Alabama – 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions.
Colt McCoy, Senior, QB, Texas – Completing 72.3% of passes for 2,792 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Kellen Moore, Sophomore, QB, Boise State – Leads nation with 172.49 passing efficiency and 32 touchdown passes.
Jacquizz Rodgers, Sophomore, RB, Oregon State – 1,545 rushing and receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jordan Shipley, Senior, WR, Texas – 81 receptions for 1,096 yards and 8 touchdowns.
C.J. Spiller, Senior, WR/KR, Clemson – Averaging 195.2 all-purpose yards a game.
Ndamukong Suh, Senior, DT, Nebraska – 14 QB hurries, 11 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups and five sacks.
Golden Tate, Junior, WR, Notre Dame – 1,174 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns.
Tim Tebow, Senior, QB, Florida – Hasp assed for 10 touchdown and rushed for 12 more.