Gerhart, Rodgers are player of the year finalists

Two Pac-10 players are on the Walter Camp Player of the Year “Players to Watch” list: Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers.

A list of five finalists will be announced Dec. 2. The 2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be presented live on Dec. 10 during the 6 p.m. (EST) edition of “SportsCenter.”

Here’s the list with notes.

Toby Gerhart, Senior, RB, Stanford — 1,395 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns

Mardy Gilyard, Senior, WR, Cincinnati — Averaging over 180 all-purpose yardage a game

Jerry Hughes, Senior, DL, TCU — 13 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks

Mark Ingram, Soph., RB, Alabama — 1,297 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns

Case Keenum, Junior, QB, Houston — Leads nation with 4,194 passing yards and 31 touchdowns

Dion Lewis, Freshman, RB, Pittsburgh — 1,291 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns

Rolando McClain, Junior, LB, Alabama — 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions

Colt McCoy, Senior, QB, Texas — Completing 72.3% of passes for 2,792 yards and 19 touchdowns

Kellen Moore, Soph., QB, Boise State — Leads nation with 172.49 passing efficiency

Jacquizz Rodgers, Soph., RB, Oregon State — 1,545 rushing & receiving yards and 18 touchdowns

Jordan Shipley, Senior WR, Texas — 81 receptions for 1,096 yards and 8 touchdowns

C.J. Spiller, Senior, WR/KR, Clemson — Averaging 195.2 all-purpose yards a game

Ndamukong Suh, Senior, DT, Nebraska — 14 QB hurries, 11 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups and 5 sacks

Golden Tate, Junior, WR, Notre Dame — 1,174 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns

Tim Tebow, Senior, QB, Florida — Has passed for 10 touchdowns and rushed for 12 more

Kyle Bunch

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