Dorsey, Jackson named to Walter Camp List

Two LSU defenders – senior Glenn Dorsey and junior Tyson Jackson – have been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2007 Player of the Year Watch List, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List consists of 35 players across the nation, including just nine players on the defensive side of the football.


"We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation," Foundation president John Barbarotta said. "This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football."


Dorsey and Jackson are both key members of an LSU defense that ranked among the top five nationally in five categories last year, including a No. 3 ranking in total defense (242.8 yards per game) and No. 4 in scoring (12.6 points per game).


Dorsey, from Gonzales, La., enters his final season with the Tigers in 2007 with 110 career tackles, 14.5 tackles for losses and six sacks. Dorsey was a First-Team All-America selection a year ago.


Jackson, a junior from Edgard, ranked among the SEC leaders with 10 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks in 2007. A Second-Team All-SEC pick in 2007, Jackson has 50 career tackles, 12 tackles for losses and 10.5 sacks to his credit.


The watch list will be narrowed to ten semi-finalists in early November. The 2007 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 119 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on January 12, 2008 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.


Last year's recipient was Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith.


Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and  football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set  plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of  play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation ( – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded  in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of  selecting annually an All-America team.




2007 Walter Camp Player of the Year "Watch List"


Anthony Alridge, RB, Senior, Houston


Travis Beckum, TE, Junior, Wisconsin #


Earl Bennett, WR, Junior, Vanderbilt


Yvenson Bernard, RB, Senior, Oregon State


Tommy Blake, DL, Senior, TCU


John David Booty, QB, USC


Colt Brennan, QB, Senior, Hawaii #


Jasper Brinkley, LB, Senior, South Carolina


Brian Brohm, QB, Senior, Louisville


Dan Connor, LB, Senior, Penn State


Chase Daniel,QB, Junior, Missouri


James Davis, RB, Junior, Clemson


Jarett Dillard, WR, Senior, Rice #


Glenn Dorsey, DL, Senior, LSU


Michael Hart, RB, Senior, Michigan #


Omar Haugabook, QB, Senior, Troy


Jonathan Hefney, DB/KR, Senior, Tennessee


P.J. Hill, RB, Sophomore, Wisconsin


Chad Henne, QB, Senior, Michigan


DeSean Jackson, WR/KR, Junior, California *


Lawrence Jackson, DE, Junior, USC


Tyson Jackson, DL, Junior, LSU


Ian Johnson, RB, Junior, Boise State


James Laurinaitis, LB, Junior, Ohio State *


Nate Longshore, QB, Junior, California


Mario Manningham, WR, Senior, Michigan


Colt McCoy, QB, Sophomore, Texas


Darren McFadden, RB, Junior, Arkansas *


Kalvin McRae, RB, Senior, Ohio


Matt Ryan, QB, Senior, Boston College


Ray Rice, RB, Junior, Rutgers #


Steve Slaton, RB, Junior, West Virginia *


C.J. Spiller, RB, Sophomore, Clemson


Tyrell Sutton, RB, Junior, Northwestern


Limas Sweed, WR, Senior, Texas


Aquib Talib, DB, Junior, Kansas


Pat White, QB, Junior, West Virginia




* 2006 Walter Camp First Team All American


# 2006 Walter Camp Second Team All America


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