Williams Named To Walter Camp Watch List

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn running back Carnell Williams is one of 40 players named to the 2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year "Watch List," it was announced Thursday.

Williams, who rushed for 1,307 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, was a unanimous choice to the inaugural Southeastern Conference Coaches' Pre-Season All-SEC Team last month. He has also been honored as a Playboy All-American and Lindy's All-American.

The Attalla, Ala., native is 10 touchdowns shy of tying Bo Jackson's career record of 45 at Auburn. He also holds the program's single-game record after scoring six times against Mississippi State last season.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football honor, is given to the nation's Player of the Year as voted on by the 117 Division I-A head coach and sports information directors. The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in early November, and the recipient will be announced on the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. That player will receive his trophy at the Walter Camp Football Foundation's annual awards banquet on Feb. 13, 2005 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.

Former Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, now a member of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, won the award last year.

Williams and Auburn open the 2004 season against Louisiana-Monroe at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Sept. 4.

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