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Talib named to Walter Camp watch list

August 23, 2007

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Kansas junior cornerback Aqib Talib's award-laden preseason added another mention Thursday, as he was one of 35 players named to the watch list for the Walter Camp award, given annually by the Walter Camp Football Foundation to its Player of the Year.

Talib, already mentioned in most preseason All-American listings, is also on the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, which honors the nation's top defensive player.

The watch list is trimmed to 10 semifinalists early in November, and then the winner is then announced at the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards Show in December. The trophy is presented at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Jan. 12 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.

Talib, a 6-foot-2, 205 pound native of Richardson, Texas, is one of just four Big 12 players on the list, joining Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and Texas receiver Limas Sweed (full list below).

Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, who also won the Heisman Trophy, was awarded by the Foundation with the honor in 2006.

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2007 Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list

Anthony Aldridge, RB, Sr., Houston

Travis Beckum, TE, Jr., Wisconsin#

Earl Bennett, WR, Jr., Vanderbilt

Yvenson Bernard, RB, Sr., Oregon State

Tommy Blake, DL, Sr., TCU

John David Booty, QB, Sr., USC

Colt Brennan, QB, Sr., Hawaii#

Jasper Brinkley, LB, Sr., South Carolina

Brian Brohm, QB, Sr., Louisville

Dan Connor, LB, Sr., Penn State

Chase Daniel, QB, Jr., Missouri

James Davis, RB, Jr., Clemson

Jarett Dillard, WR, Sr., Rice#

Glenn Dorsey, DL, Senior, LSU

Michael Hart, RB, Sr., Michigan#

Omar Haugabook, QB, Sr., Troy

Jonathan Hefney, DB/KR, Sr., Tennessee

P.J. Hill, RB, So., Wisconsin

Chad Henne, QB, Sr., Michigan

DeSean Jackson, WR/KR, Jr., California*

Lawrence Jackson, DL, Jr., LSU

Ian Johnson, RB, Jr., Boise State

James Laurinaitis, LB, Jr., Ohio State*

Nate Longshore, QB, Jr., California

Mario Manningham, WR, Sr., Michigan

Colt McCoy, QB, So., Texas

Darren McFadden, RB, Jr., Arkansas*

Kalvin McRae, RB, Sr., Ohio

Matt Ryan, QB, Sr., Boston College

Ray Rice, RB, Jr., Rutgers#

Steve Slaton, RB, Jr., West Virginia*

C.J. Spiller, RB, So., Clemson

Tyrell Sutton, WR, Jr., Northwestern

Limas Sweed, WR, Sr., Texas

Aqib Talib, DB, Jr., Kansas

Pat White, QB, Jr., West Virginia

* 2006 Walter Camp First Team All-America

# 2006 Walter Camp Second Team All-America

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