Barber III Named To Walter Camp POY Watch List

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced that University of Minnesota running back Marion Barber III has be named as one of 40 "players to watch" for its prestigious Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

Marion Barber has already been named to numerous preseason All-America teams after rushing for 1,196 yards with 17 touchdowns last season and earning first-team All-Big Ten honors. The junior from Plymouth, Minn., currently ranks 10th on the school's career rushing chart with 2,007 yards, and his 24 career rushing touchdowns rank fourth all-time at Minnesota.  

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in early November. The 2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 117 Division I-A 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 Feb. 13, 2005 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

Last year's recipient was University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the first-ever sophomore to capture the honor.  Fitzgerald is currently a member of the Arizona Cardinals.

2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year "Watch List"

Marion Barber III, RB, Minnesota
Cedric Bensen, RB, Texas
Josh Bullocks, LB, Nebraska
Timmy Chang, QB, Hawaii
Patrick Cobbs, RB, North Texas
Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma
Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma
P. J. Daniels, RB, Georgia Tech
Anthony Davis, RB, Wisconsin
Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
David Greene, QB, Georgia
Matt Grotegoed, LB, USC
Tramain Hall, RB, North Carolina State
A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
Matt Herian, TE, Nebraska
Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas
Kevin Kolb, QB, Houston
Chris Leak, QB, Florida
Matt Leinart, QB, USC
Jermelle Lewis, RB, Iowa
Geoff McArthur, WR, California
DonTrell Moore, RB, New Mexico
Lance Moore, WR, Toledo
Dan Orlovsky, QB, Connecticut
Kyle Orton, QB, Purdue
David Pollack, DE, Georgia
Walter Reyes, RB, Syracuse
Chris Rix, QB, Florida State
Aaron Rodgers, QB, California
Antrel Rolle, DB, Miami (Fla.)
Brad Smith, QB, Missouri
Darren Sproules, RB, Kansas State
Justin Vincent, RB, LSU
Andrew Walter, QB, Arizona State
Corey Webster, DB, LSU
Jason White, QB, Oklahoma
Charlie Whitehurst, QB, Clemson
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn
Vincent Young, QB, Texas

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