Boyd, Watkins, Clowney on 2013 Walter Camp watch list

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins and South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney are among 50 college football players to be named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List for 2013.

Boyd was the ACC Player of the Year in 2012 when he led Clemson an 11-2 record and a top 10 final national ranking according to USA Today. He was a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.

Watkins is a two-time All-American, including 2012 when he was selected by College & Pro Football Weekly. He was a first-team AP All-American as an all-purpose player in 2011, just the fourth true freshman to be named first-team All-American by AP as a position player.

Clowney, a 6-6, 274-pound junior defensive end, was a Walter Camp first team All-American a year ago. The SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting after recording 54 tackles, including a school record 23.5 tackles for loss and a school record 13.0 quarterback sacks.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 125 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Dec. 12. The winner will receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on Jan. 11, 2014 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, CT.

Photo courtesy of CU Athletics

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