White Nominated For Cingular Award

Oklahoma State wide receiver Adarius Bowman, Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, and West Virginia quarterback Pat White have been selected by a panel of ESPN college football analysts as this week's top candidates based on their outstanding performances this weekend.

Fans can determine the winner by text messaging "VOTE" to "87654" on their wireless phone and casting their votes for the nominees.

Bowman caught 13 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma State's 42-32 victory over Kansas. His 300 yards receiving set a Big 12 record and was the 11th best single-game total in NCAA history.

Lewis passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns to lead Indiana to a 31-28 upset of No. 15 Iowa. The freshman completed 19 of 25 passes, leading the Hoosiers back from a 21-7 deficit and helping Indiana to its biggest win in 19 years.

McCoy completed 21 of 32 passes for 275 yards and six touchdowns as Texas defeated Baylor, 63-31. McCoy's six touchdown passes set a new school record, and he helped the Longhorns rally from a 10-0 first quarter deficit.

White accounted for 332 yards of total offense, including 235 yards rushing, and four touchdowns as fifth-ranked West Virginia downed Syracuse, 41-17. White, who broke his own school and Big East records for rushing yards by a quarterback, also completed 12 of 19 passes for 97 yards.

Fans have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced September 21 during ESPN's Thursday night college football game between Virginia and North Carolina. Fans can vote as many times as they like, with each vote counting as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2007 BCS National Championship game. The Cingular All-America Player of the Week program will continue throughout the season, with the nominees being revealed each Sunday on the 9 a.m. ESPN SportsCenter and on the Web at www.espnallamerica.com.

Cingular customers can visit Cingular's NCAA® Football Portal on their wireless handset to view video highlights of each week's candidates, retrieve photos, check scoreboards, track their favorite teams and download school ringtones.

Rutgers running back Ray Rice, Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge have won the Cingular All-America Player of the Week during the 2006 college football season.

In December, four finalists for the Cingular All-America Player of the Year award will be announced during a one-hour special on ABC Sports. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular All-America Player of the Year up until the Bowl Championship Series. The selection process will culminate during the BCS National Championship game on FOX when the Cingular All-America Player of the Year will be presented.

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