The Walter Camp Foundation released a list Friday of 50 athletes in contention for their Player of the Year award and USC’s Marqise Lee and Silas Redd have been named to it.
This is Lee’s second time being considered for this award, as he was a semi-finalist for it in 2012 as well as a Walter Camp First Team All-American. As a sophomore, Lee put on an incredible show for the Trojans, having 118 receptions for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. For Redd, this is his first nomination; in his first year at USC after transferring from Penn State, he had 167 carries for 905 yards and nine touchdowns.
Six Trojans have won the Walter Camp award in school history, the most recent being back-to-back honors to Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush in 2004 and 2005.
Aside from Lee, eleven athletes on this year’s list–including Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carrey–have earned previous Walter Camp honors and consideration.
The watch list will be cut down from 50 athletes to 10 in mid-November, with the winner being announced on Dec. 12.
This is his fourth preseason watch list consideration for Lee and the third for Redd.
For a complete look at the Walter Camp Award watch list, click here.