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Alabama QB Bryce Young named finalist for Walter Camp Player of the Year

Bryce Young scrambles to the endzone against Tennessee
Photo by Crimson Tide Photo

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has been named a Walter Camp Player of the Year finalist, the Walter Camp Football Foundation Announced on Thursday.  

The sophomore is joined by Jordan Davis (Georgia), Aidan Hutchinson (Michigan), Kenny Pickett (Pittsburgh) and Kenneth Walker III (Michigan State) to make up the five-man finalist list

The Crimson Tide has seen three players take home Walter Camp Player of the Year honors, including Derrick Henry (2015), Tua Tagovailoa (2018) and DeVonta Smith (2020). It is presented annually to the most outstanding player of the year in college football who has exemplified the qualities of self-discipline, unselfish team play, desire to excel, mature judgement and respect for leadership.

Bryce Young

Quarterback, Sophomore

  • Completing 68.9 percent of his passes (288-418) for 3,901 yards with 40 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions
  • Tied for second nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference in passing touchdowns
  • Fourth nationally in points responsible for (260) while ranking fifth in the country in passing efficiency (177.0)
  • Guided the Alabama offense to the No. 2 third-down conversion percentage in the nation (53.9 percent), completing 73.5 percent of his third-down pass attempts (75-102) for 1,186 yards and 13 touchdowns

The 2021 Walter Camp Player of Year recipient, who is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on Dec. 9 on The Home Depot College Football Awards show.

**This information was acquired from a recent press release from Alabama Athletics.**

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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