Alex Smith has been cited by the Walter Camp Foundation
Nov. 10, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -
Utah quarterback Alex Smith has been recognized by the Walter Camp Football Foundation as one of 10 "Players to Watch" for its 2004 Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.
The 2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient is voted on by the 117 Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors and will be announced live on Thursday, December 9 during the 6:00 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on February 12, 2005 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. Last year's recipient was Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
The 10 "Players to Watch," as announced today by the Walter Camp Football Foundation are: Alex Smith, QB, Utah; J.J. Arrington, RB, USC; Cedric Benson, RB, Texas; Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn; Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan; Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas; Matt Leinart, QB, USC, Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma; Aaron Rodgers, QB, California; Jason White, QB, Oklahoma.
Utah has never had a Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, but offensive lineman Jordan Gross, a 2002 Consensus All-American, was named to the Walter Camp All-America team.