USC running back Marcus Lattimore and Gamecock wide receiver Alshon Jeffery are two of the 40 players on the Walter Camp Award preseason watch list. Both Lattimore and Jeffery earned Walter Camp All-American honors last season.
The Walter Camp Award is the fourth oldest individual honor in college football. The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2011 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 120 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 8. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on January 14, 2012 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.