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Ole Miss’ Treadwell Makes Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

Laquon Treadwell Hottytoddy.com file photo
Laquon Treadwell Hottytoddy.com file photo

Ole Miss junior Laquon Treadwell is among 50 college football players on the Walter Camp Player of the Year preseason watch list, which was released Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

A wide receiver from Crete, Illinois, Treadwell has received numerous preseason honors this summer, including the Maxwell Award watch list and All-America first team accolades from Athlon and Lindy’s. He has been tabbed the nation’s second-best wideout by Sporting News and Lindy’s.

Treadwell enters his third year of college ranked 13th in school history with 120 career receptions. He was a second team All-SEC selection by Athlon last year despite missing the last four games of the season with a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. He had 100-yard receiving games against Boise State, Memphis and Auburn and caught five touchdowns a year ago. He was SEC Freshman of the Year in 2013 when he hauled in an Ole Miss freshman record 72 catches and caught five TDs.

“We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president Robert Kauffman said. “This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football.”

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 128 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, Dec. 10. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on Jan. 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

Please note: Appearing on the preseason watch list is not a requirement for a player to win the Walter Camp award or be named to the All-American team.

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 (www.waltercamp.org; @WalterCampFF) – 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.

The Walter Camp Foundation is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 22 awards boast over 700 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more.

The members of the NCFAA unveiled their preseason watch lists over a 12-day period this month. Sixteen of the association’s 22 awards selected a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated effort to promote each award’s preseason candidates.

Other preseason watch lists that have been announced:
– Tony Conner – Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award
– Evan Engram – John Mackey Award
– Hugh Freeze – Dodd Trophy
– Will Gleeson – Ray Guy Award

– C.J. Johnson – Butkus Award
– Robert Nkemdiche – Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Chuck Bednarik Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy
– Laquon Treadwell – Maxwell Award
– Laremy Tunsil – Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award
– Jaylen Walton – Paul Hornung Award

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Adam Brown
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