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Collin Johnson on watch list for national player of the year award

Posted July 27th, 2018

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On Friday, Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson was among 50 college football players named on a watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award.

The award is given annually to the player judged to be the best in college football by the Walter Camp Foundation. Previous honorees include Texas legends Ricky Williams (1998) and Colt McCoy (2008, 2009).

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Johnson, who will be a junior this fall, is also on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. He led the Longhorns in receiving yards (765), receptions (54) and finished second on the team in receiving touchdowns, with two, in 2017.

He joins six other Big 12 players on the Walter Camp award watch list: TCU running back Darius Anderson, Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson, TCU defensive end Ben Banogu, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill and West Virginia wide receiver David Sills.

The foundation will name 10 semi-finalists for the award in mid-November, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 6. Last year’s award went to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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