Nov. 20, 2011
CHICAGO - Louisiana Tech's junior quarterback Colby Cameron is nominated for the FRS Quarterback Performance of the Year, Intersport announced today. The FRS Quarterback Performance of the Year is part of a four-month competition that lets fans determine which individual performances reign supreme during the 2011 college football season. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour All-Star Football Challenge special airing at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 3 on ESPN2.
In addition to recognizing the season's top performances, the All-Star Football Challenge will feature college football's biggest stars in a live skills challenge. In the 13 year history of the event, 41 first-round NFL draft picks have participated in the All-Star Football Challenge.
From the beginning of the year through Bowl season, the two top quarterbacks of the week will be featured on the All-Star Football Challenge Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AllStarFootball), along with two top individual performers among running backs, receivers and defensive players. The top weekly vote-getter will proceed to the finals, which run Jan. 19-25.
Nevada seemed to be coasting to victory after an early fourth quarter touchdown gave them a 20-3 lead over the Bulldogs. Then Cameron went off. He ended up throwing for 237 yards and three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter alone. The final TD came with under a minute remaining and put the Bulldogs up for good 24-20. Cameron ended the day with 355 yards, three touchdowns and one incredible comeback.
The other week eleven nominee for FRS Quarterback Performance of the Year is Iowa State's freshman quarterback Jared Barnett. In possibly the biggest upset of the season, Barnett threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns to beat the then-ranked #2 Oklahoma State Cowboys.
At the other positions, week eleven nominees include Rutgers' Jawan Jamison and Utah State's Robert Turbin at running back, Baylor's Kendall Wright and USC's Marqise Lee at receiver, and Kentucky's Danny Trevathan and Oregon State's Scott Crichton on defense. To learn more about any of these incredible performances and to vote for any of the nominated players, visit www.Facebook.com/AllStarFootball. Fans can vote as often as they would like in each category and can share their vote with Facebook friends. Week eleven voting opened today and ends on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 9:59 a.m. ET.
The All-Star Football Challenge features the top college football players competing in a series of skills competitions that put their individual talents on display. Past participants include Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Santana Moss, Vince Young, Vernon Davis, Donovan McNabb, Edgerrin James, and many others.
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