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Updated at 12:46 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2006

UH's Brennan among 10 to watch for top Camp honor

Advertiser Staff

University of Hawai'i junior quarterback Colt Brennan is one of the 10 "Players to Watch" for the 2006 Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year award, the foundation announced.

The 2006 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the 119 Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on ESPN Thursday, Dec. 7. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven. Tickets ($275) are available by calling (203) 288-CAMP.

Last year's recipient was Reggie Bush of Southern California. He also won the Heisman Trophy.

Brennan is ranked No. 1 statistically in passing efficiency, total offense and points responsible for. He has passed for 43 touchdowns -- a school single-season record.

Top-ranked Ohio State has two players on the list -- quarterback Troy Smith and linebacker James Laurinaitis -- while Notre Dame's Brady Quinn is on the list for the second consecutive year.

The 10 "Players to Watch" for the 2006 Walter Camp Player of the Year award include:

Colt Brennan, QB, Junior, Hawai'i Has passed for 3,753 yards and 46 touchdowns for 8-2 Warriors.

Michael Hart, RB, Junior, Michigan Has rushed for 1,373 yards and 11 touchdowns for 11-0 Wolverines.

Calvin Johnson, WR, Junior, Georgia Tech 52 receptions for 808 yards and 11 touchdowns for 8-2 Ramblin' Wreck.

Ian Johnson, RB, Soph., Boise State Has rushed for 1,466 yards and 21 touchdowns for 10-0 Broncos.

James Laurinaitis, Soph., LB, Ohio State Has 91 tackles, five interceptions and 4 sacks for 11-0 Buckeyes.

Darren McFadden, Soph., RB, Arkansas Has rushed for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns for 9-1 Razorbacks.

Brady Quinn, QB, Senior, Notre Dame Has passed for 2,786 yards and 29 touchdowns for 9-1 Fighting Irish.

Ray Rice, RB, Soph., Rutgers Has rushed for 1,334 yards and 15 touchdowns for 9-0 Scarlet Knights.

Steve Slaton, RB, Soph., West Virginia Has rushed for 1,363 yards and 12 touchdowns for 8-1 Mountaineers.

Troy Smith, QB, Senior, Ohio State Has passed for 2,191 yards and 26 touchdowns for 11-0 Buckeyes.