Tiger fans can cast their vote for Clemson University junior kicker Jad Dean for the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week, the only major college football honor determined exclusively by fans. Dean was nominated for the award after kicking a school-record six field goals, including the 42-yard game winner, in the Tigers' 25-24 win over Texas A&M Saturday.
He is the first kicker to ever be nominated
for the award.
Dean is one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the
Week, who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college
football analysts. The other finalists are: Wisconsin running back
Brian Calhoun, who rushed for 258 yards and five touchdowns in the
Badgers' 56-42 victory over Bowling Green; Bowling Green quarterback
Omar Jacobs, who passed for 458 yards and five touchdowns in the
Falcons' loss to Wisconsin; and Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley,
who accounted for 374 yards and six touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 48-13
win over Boise State.
Who will be this week's winner now rests solely in the hands of
college football fans nationwide. Fans have until Wednesday,
September 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST to submit their votes via wireless text
messaging.* The winner will be announced September 8 in the first
half of the ESPN Thursday Night College Football Game between
Oklahoma State and Florida Atlantic. Fans can learn more about this
week's nominees online at
or at ESPN.com (keyword: cingular).
Here's how fans can register to vote for the Cingular/ABC Sports
All-America Player of the Week this week and every week throughout
the 2005 season:
Text "VOTE" to "87654" on your wireless phone
Follow the prompt to vote for your All-America selection
Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Week candidates will be
automatically sent out via text messaging each week.
Each time fans vote, they are entered into a sweepstakes to win a
trip to the Bowl Championship Series
Vote for Jad Dean
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