NEW HAVEN, Conn. –
Boise State redshirt senior quarterback Kellen Moore has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, given annually by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The award is the fourth-oldest college football honor in the nation.
Moore is one of nine quarterbacks listed amongst the semifinalists.
Five finalists for the award will be announced Nov. 30, and the winner will be announced on ESPN Dec. 8, during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. The award is voted upon by Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.
Moore, who has also been named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell and Unitas Awards this season, has completed 220-of-297 passes for 2,549 yards and 31 touchdowns through nine games in 2011. The completions are already the sixth-most in Boise State single-season history, and the touchdown total is tied for fifth.
He has more wins than any quarterback in NCAA history, ranks fourth on the NCAA’s all-time touchdown passes list (130) and is seventh on the NCAA’s career passing yardage list (13,416).
Walter Camp, the “Father of American Football,” first selected an All-America Team in 1989. 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 11 men per side. The Walter Camp Foundation, a New Haven-area 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. --broncosports.com--