University of Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson is one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player Of The Week Award, and now it’s up to the fans to determine the winner!
Woodson joins University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, University of Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill and running back Mike Hart of Michigan on the list, which was selected by ESPN based on the players’ outstanding performances during the week. Fans can determine the winner by text messaging VOTE to 87654 on their wireless phone.
Woodson was 30 for 44 with 275 yards and four touchdowns in Kentucky’s stunning last-second upset of No. 9 Louisville. Tebow accounted for 299 yards passing and four touchdowns while tacking on an additional 61 yards on the ground en route to a 59-20 rout over Tennessee. Hill rushed for 168 yards and a school record-tying five touchdowns in their 45-31 victory over The Citadel. Hart rushed for 187 yards and two touchcdowns on 35 carries in the Wolverines’ first victory of the year against Notre Dame.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced Sept. 20 during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented By Applebee’s college football game between Texas A&M and Miami. There is no limit on fan voting, and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2008 BCS National Championship game in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The AT&T All-America Player Of The Week program will continue throughout the season, with the nominees being revealed each Sunday on ESPN SportsCenter at 9 a.m. ET and on the Web at www.espnallamerica.com . AT&T customers can visit AT&T’s wireless NCAA Football Portal on their handsets to view video highlights of each week’s candidates, retrieve photos, check scorecards, track their favorite teams and download school ringtones.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player Of The Year award will be announced during a one-hour special on ABC Sports, when the Football Writers Association of America All-America team will also be announced. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player Of The Year up until the Bowl Championship Series. Voting ends on January 4, 2008, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on FOX on January 8.
Last year, University of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn was crowned as the AT&T All-America Player Of The Year, beating out Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, the Heisman Trophy winner, Rutgers running back Ray Rice and Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan. Voting for the AT&T All-America Player Of The Year was the highest total in the three year history of the award.