Brown, the other finalists this week are all first-time nominees. They
include: Notre Dame safety Tom
a punt and an interception each for a touchdown and led the team with nine
tackles in the Fighting Irish's 41-21 win over
Tennessee; Penn State defensive end
Tamba Hali, who recorded four
sacks and five tackles for losses in the Nittany Lions' 35-14 victory over No.
14 Wisconsin; and Florida quarterback Chris
Leak, who amassed 324 total yards and five touchdowns in the Gators'
49-42 double overtime win against Vanderbilt.
Previous Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week winners this season include Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, Texas quarterback Vince Young, Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal, Minnesota running back Laurence Maroney, Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, and UCLA running back Maurice Drew.
Who will be this week's
winner now rests solely in the hands of college football fans nationwide.
Fans have until Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59 p.m. EST to submit their votes
via wireless text messaging.* The winner will be announced November 10 in the
first half of the
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 game of their choice. Fans can vote as often as they like.
December, fans will get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by
voting for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Year. The
selection process will culminate in December in a one-hour special on ABC Sports
when the Cingular/ABC Sports Player of the Year and the Football Writers
Association of America All-America team will be announced. Last year,
*Other wireless carriers must opt-in for their subscribers to participate