KENT, OHIO – Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum has been named to the 35-member watch list for the Walter Camp Award.
Walter Camp is considered “The Father of American football”. He first selected an All-America team in 1889. The Walter Camp Foundation was founded in 1967 and honors Camp with an award that recognizes the “Player of the Year” in college football. The award winner is determined by Division-I head football coaches and sports information directors in conjunction with the Walter Camp Foundation.
Crum is the lone Mid-American Conference player on the watch list. He is one of 13 quarterbacks on the 35-player list. It’s his third watch list of the pre-season, having been named to the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards watch lists.
It’s a well-deserved accolade for the graduate student. He was named to the Mid-American Conference’s first team last year after engineering the Nation’s top offense in total yards per game (606.5) and points per game (49.8). Crum was a big reason for those gaudy numbers, he averaged 295 yards passing per game last season and added another 60 yards per game rushing.
The Grafton, Ohio native completed 73.5 percent of his passes while tossing 12 touchdowns against two interceptions in the Flashes’ four games last season. His 73.5 percent completion percentage tied for second in the FBS, his 192.75 pass efficiency rating was fourth while his 295 yards per game ranked 14th.
He continued to prove to be a dual-threat, leading all Mid-American Conference quarterbacks in rushing yards (240) and rushing touchdowns (4).
The watch list will be narrowed down to a group of 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The winner will be announced as part of ESPN’s College Football Awards show.
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