TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Everett Golson was named to the Walter Camp Preseason Watch List as announced by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Friday morning.
Golson, who transferred to Florida State for his final year of eligibility after graduating from Notre Dame, was also named to the Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List this summer.
Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side.
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The Walter Camp Award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding player.
Golson, who will vie for the starting quarterback job at FSU this fall, started 23 games at quarterback for the Irish over two seasons leading Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama in 2012. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native threw for more than 5,800 yards with 41 touchdowns at Notre Dame while completing 59.5 percent of his pass attempts.
Last year, Golson threw for 3,445 yards becoming just the fourth quarterback in Notre Dame history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards in a single-season. He was also responsible for 37 total touchdowns (29 passing and eight rushing). Golson was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award in 2014.
A total of 50 student-athletes are represented on the 2015 Walter Camp Watch List. The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 128 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, December 10. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on January 16, 2016 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.
Appearing on the preseason Watch List is not a requirement for a player to win the Walter Camp award or be named to the All-America team.