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Football: Quinn named finalist for Camp Award

Mike Gilloon | Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Irish quarterback Brady Quinn was named Monday one of 10 “players to watch” for the Walter Camp award. Given annually to the national player of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, this is the second consecutive season Quinn has been selected as a finalist for the award. The winner will be announced on Dec. 7 during ESPN’s 6 p.m. airing of SportsCenter.

Quinn has 29 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season while throwing for 2,786 yards.

Quinn and Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith are the only two seniors named finalists, with three juniors and five sophomores rounding out the group.

The juniors are Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, Michigan running back Michael Hart and Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Boise State running back Ian Johnson, Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Rutgers running back Ray Rice and West Virginia running back Steve Slaton make up the unusually large group of sophomore nominees.