COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The award is named for Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” who played at Yale from 1877-82 and is credited with creating many strategy features which led to the development of the organized game.
The winner is decided by a group of NCAA Division I FBS head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
THIS YEAR’S WINNER IS…
TUA TAGOVAILOA, QUARTERBACK, ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
Tagovailoa played in 15 games this year completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,966 yards and is averaging 265.4 yards per game. Of his 199 completions, 43 were touchdowns. Only six of his 355 passing attempts were interceptions. He finished this season with an amazing passing efficiency rating of 199.4. He has also rushed for six touchdowns and 355 yards.
Along with being named the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Tagovailoa was more recently name to the 2018 consensus All-American team (Jan. 8th, 2019) edging out Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.
There are five outlets is used to determine consensus All-Americans: the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Foundation.
The 2018 Walter Camp Award finalists included:
- West Virginia – QB Will Grier, senior
- Oklahoma – QB Kyler Murray, junior
- Washington State – QB Gardner Minshew II, senior
- Alabama – QB Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore
- Kentucky – LB Josh Allen, senior