Quizz A Finalist for Another Award
Nov. 18, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. -
Oregon State University football student-athlete Jacquizz Rodgers has been named one of 15 “players to watch” for the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the nation’s player of the year. Rodgers, from Richmond, Texas, is already a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (top player) and the Doak Walker Award (top RB), and has been mentioned as a Heisman Trophy hopeful.
The 2008 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year (first freshman ever) is already fifth at OSU for career rushing yards with 2,401 in just 21 games. He has been named the Pac-10’s Offensive Player of the Week four times during his brief OSU stint, including after a career-high 189-yard four-touchdown performance against Stanford earlier this season.
The Walter Camp Award is the fourth-oldest college football award and it will be presented live Thurs., Dec. 10 on ESPN’s SportsCenter. The winner will receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet Sat., Jan. 16, 2010 at the Yale University Commons in Connecticut. Rodgers joins Stanford’s Toby Gerhart as the two Pac-10 players on the list.
Oregon State returns to action Sat., Nov. 21 at Washington State at 2 p.m. The game can be heard over the Beaver Sports Radio Network.