|Daniel, McFadden among Walter Camp player of the year finalists|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 27 November 2007 14:20|
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden are among the five finalists for this year's Water Camp Football Foundation player of the year award.|
Joining them are quarterbacks Dennis Dixon of Oregon, Matt Ryan of Boston College and Tim Tebow of Florida.
The winner will be announced Dec. 6 after a vote by the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches and sports information directors. The trophy will be presented Jan. 12 at the foundation's annual awards banquet in New Haven.
Daniel, a junior, has thrown for 3,951 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, leading the top-ranked Tigers (11-1) to the Big 12 championship game.
McFadden, a junior and a finalist for the second-straight year, has rushed for a school-record 1,725 yards.
Dixon threw for 2,136 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games before a knee injury knocked him out for the season on Nov. 15. The senior also rushed for 583 yards and nine touchdowns for the 18th-ranked Ducks (8-3).
Ryan has thrown for 3,953 yards and 28 touchdowns, and the 12th-ranked Eagles will be playing in the ACC championship game.
Tebow, a sophomore, has thrown for 3,132 yards and 29 touchdowns for the 10th-ranked Gators (9-3). He has also rushed for 838 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Walter Camp, known as ``The Father of American Football,'' first picked an All-America team in 1889. The former Yale athlete and football coach is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays and the limit of 11 players per side.
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