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Andre Williams One of Five Finalists For Walter Camp Player of the Year

Senior RB Andre Williams, the leading rusher in the country, was named one of five finalists for Walter Camp Player of the Year.

Senior RB Andre Williams, the leading rusher in the country, was named one of five finalists for Walter Camp Player of the Year.

Dec. 4, 2013

Boston College senior running back Andre Williams has been named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year award, according to an announcement made by organization on Wednesday.

Williams is a 6-foot, 227-pound senior who recorded an ACC-record 2,102 rushing yards on 329 carriers, marking the ninth-best rushing season in the history of college football. He finished the regular season ranked first among all FBS running backs in the country in rushing yards per game (175.2) and broke Boston College's single-season rushing record formerly held by Mike Cloud (1,726; 1998) in 10 games.

The finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award also includes Northern Illinois senior quarterback Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel, Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron and Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston.

The player of the year recipient will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 12 during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN Sportscenter. The Walter Camp awards are voted on by the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.

Boston College concluded its 2013 regular season with a 7-5 record, including a 4-4 record in conference play. The Eagles await their postseason bowl opponent and destination.

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