Senior defensive end Elvis Dumervil of the
University of Louisville was named as one of the Walter Camp Football Foundation 10 "Players to Watch" for its 2005 Player of the Year award,
the fourth-oldest individual college football award in the nation.
Dumervil leads the nation in sacks with 20 and forced fumbles with 10,
a new NCAA record. The 6-0 senior from Miami, Fla., leads the Cardinals
in tackles with 56 and tackles for loss with 22.5. He broke the
single-season NCAA record for forced fumbles in a season with 10 and
sacks in consecutive games with nine. He also broke the NCAA single-game
record for sacks with six versus Kentucky.
The 2005 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by
the 119 Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors, will
be announced live on the 6:00 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter on
Thursday, December 8. The winner will then receive his trophy at the
Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Saturday, February 11,
2006 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. Tickets ($250) are
available by calling (203) 288-CAMP.
Last year's recipient USC quarterback Matt Leinart is on the Watch List
for the third consecutive season.
In fact, five Pac-10 players - Leinart and USC teammate Reggie Bush,
UCLA's Drew Olson and Maurice Drew as well as Washington State's Jerome Harrison - made the Watch List. Three defensive players - Louisville's
Elvis Dumervil and linebackers Paul Posluszny (Penn State) and A.J. Hawk
(Ohio State) - were also recognized.
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.
Fourth Time For Brohm
University of Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm and USF running back Andre Hall were named Co-Offensive Players of the Week in the BIG EAST Conference, the league announced on Monday.
In a 56-5 win over Rutgers on Nov. 11, Brohm completed 22-of-30 passes (73.3 percent) for 315 yards and three touchdowns. It was his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season. Brohm also ran for a one-yard touchdown. This is the fourth Offensive Player of the Week honor for the Louisville sophomore this season. Michael Vick holds the BIG EAST record when he won the award five times.
Hall earns Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. He carried the ball 24 times for 222 yards (9.3 avg.) and three touchdowns in USF's 27-0 victory over Syracuse on Nov. 12. The 222 yards rushing is the second best rushing performance in the BIG EAST this season.