On Friday, the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year was announced. Sam Howell, quarterback of the North Carolina Tar Heels, was one of 35 players named to the watch list for the Camp award.
This watch list nomination adds to Howell’s growing list of preseason accolades. Howell was named the preseason ACC Player of the Year, a member of the preseason All-ACC Team, and added to the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award watch lists.
The award is named for Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” and is presented to the top collegiate football player. The winner is determined by a vote of the 130 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.
The watch list includes 25 offensive players and 10 defenders. There are 29 schools and 11 conferences, including independents, on the watch list. Along with Carolina, Clemson and Miami represent the ACC on the list. Notre Dame has players on the list, as well.
In mid-November, ten semi-finalists for the award will be named. The winner of the award will be will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, December 9.