Fournette Among Walter Camp Award Candidates

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
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Fournette Among Walter Camp Award Candidates

BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette earned a spot on a fourth preseason award watch list as the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Friday the names of 50 “players to watch” for its 2015 Player of the Year award.

Fournette was also named to the watch lists for the Hornung Award, Maxwell Award and Doak Walker Award.

A New Orleans native, Fournette was one of three Tigers, along with Vadal Alexander and Kendell Beckwith, to represent the team at SEC Football Media Days on Thursday.

Fournette set the LSU freshman rushing record last year with 1,034 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also added 625 kickoff return yards and 127 receiving yards to end the season with 1,786 all-purpose yards, sixth-most in a single season in LSU history.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year award watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The winner will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Dec. 10.

The award is voted on by all 128 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.

LSU Football on Preseason Watch Lists:

July 6 – The Hornung Award: Fournette (full list)
July 7 – Bednarik Award: Beckwith, Mills (full list)
July 7 – The Maxwell Award: Fournette (full list)
July 8 – Rimington Trophy: Pocic (full list)
July 9 – Ray Guy Award: Keehn (full list)
July 10 – Bronko Nagurski: Beckwith, Mills (full list)
July 10 – Outland Trophy: Alexander (full list)
July 14 – Butkus Award: Beckwith (full list)
July 14 – Rotary Lombardi Award: Alexander, Weathersby (full list)
July 15 – Biletnikoff Award: Dural (full list)
July 15 – Wuerffel Trophy: Keehn (full list)
July 16 – Doak Walker Award: Fournette (full list)
July 17 – Walter Camp Award: Fournette (full list below)

2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

Name, Class, Position, School
Dante Barrett, Senior, S, Kansas State
J.T. Barrett, Sophomore, QB, Ohio State
Devontae Booker, Senior, RB, Utah
Joey Bosa, Junior, DE, Ohio State
Trevone Boykin, Senior, QB, TCU
Shilique Calhoun, Senior, DE, Michigan State
Jeremy Cash, Senior, DB, Duke
Nick Chubb, Sophomore, RB, Georgia
James Connor, Junior, RB, Pittsburgh
Connor Cook, Senior, QB, Michigan State
Su’a Cravens, Junior, LB, USC
Brandon Doughty, Senior, QB, Western Kentucky
DeVon Edwards, Junior, DB/KR, Duke
Ezekiel Elliott, Junior, RB, Ohio State
Kenneth Farrow, Senior, RB, Houston
Leonard Fournette, Sophomore, RB, LSU
Jarvion Franklin, Sophomore, RB, Western Michigan
Royce Freeman, Sophomore, RB, Oregon
Kendall Fuller, Junior, DB, Virginia Tech
Will Fuller, Junior, WR, Notre Dame
Jared Goff, Junior, QB, California
Everett Golson, Senior, QB, Florida State
Christian Hackenberg, Junior, QB, Penn State
Vernon Hargreaves III, Junior, LB, Florida
Derrick Henry, Junior, RB, Alabama
Rashard Higgins, Junior, WR, Colorado State
Taysom Hill, Senior, QB, BYU
Kevin Hogan, Senior, QB, Stanford
Myles Jack, Junior, RB/LB, UCLA
Devon Johnson, Senior, RB, Marshall
Cardale Jones, Junior, QB, Ohio State
Cody Kessler, Senior, QB, USC
Gunner Kiel, Junior, QB, Cincinnati
Paxton Lynch, Junior, QB, Memphis
Blake Martinez, Senior, LB, Stanford
Elijah McGuire, Junior, RB, Louisiana
Braxton Miller, Senior, QB, Ohio State
Shaun Oakman, Senior, DE, Baylor
Samaje Perine, Sophomore, RB, Oklahoma
Paul Perkins, Junior, RB, UCLA
Dak Prescott, Senior, QB, Mississippi State
Keenan Reynolds, Senior, QB, Navy
Anu Solomon, Sophomore, QB, Arizona
Justin Thomas, Junior, QB, Georgia Tech
Darian Thompson, Senior, DB, Boise State
Laquon Treadwell, Junior, WR, Ole Miss
Deshaun Watson, Sophomore, QB, Clemson
Duke Williams, Senior, WR, Auburn
Scooby Wright III, Junior, LB, Arizona
Malik Zaire, Sophomore, QB, Notre Dame