Edwards on Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today (Wednesday, Nov. 10) that University of Michigan senior wide receiver Braylon Edwards (Detroit, Mich./Bishop Gallagher HS) has been named one of 10 "Players to Watch" for its 2004 Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth oldest individual college football accolade. Last year's recipient was Pittsburgh receiver Larry Fitzgerald, a rookie wide receiver with the Arizona Cardinals.


Edwards is the only player from a Big Ten Conference team on the list and the only wide receiver named to the prestigious list of nominees. The other nine candidates on the list are: J.J. Arrington (California), Cedric Benson (Texas), Jason Campbell (Auburn), Derrick Johnson (Texas), Matt Leinart (Southern California), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma), Aaron Rodgers (California), Alex Smith (Utah) and Jason White (Oklahoma).

Edwards looks to put the finishing touches on a record-setting career at Michigan with a remarkable senior season. He has 69 catches for 995 yards and 11 touchdowns, with five 100-yard receiving games. With five receiving yards against Northwestern (Nov. 13) Edwards will break the 1,000-yard mark for the third consecutive time in his career, becoming only the ninth receiver in NCAA Division I-A history to achieve the feat. Edwards has scored touchdowns in six of nine games played this season and has scored multiple touchdowns in four games, including a career-high 189-yard, three-TD effort on 11 catches in the triple-overtime win vs. Michigan State (Oct. 30).

The 2004 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who will be selected by a vote of the 117 Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on Thursday, Dec. 9, during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Feb. 12, 2005, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn.

Media Contacts: David Ablauf, Jim Schneider (734) 763-4423

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