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Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud Named Walter Camp Player Of The Year Finalist

Buckeyes Now on FanNation 11/30/2022 Andrew Lind
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Stroud is the first Buckeye to be named a finalist since quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young in 2019.

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud was named on Wednesday afternoon as one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, which – like the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award – is given annually to the best player in college football.

Stroud, a sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has completed 66.2 percent of his passes this season for 3,340 yards and is tied for the national lead with 37 touchdowns. He also leads the country in passing efficiency with a 176.25 rating.

Other finalists for the award, which is named after former Yale captain and head coach Walter Camp, include Michigan running back Blake Corum, TCU quarterback Max Duggan, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker and USC quarterback Caleb Williams.

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Stroud, who is also a finalist for the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards, is looking to become the fourth player in school history to be named the Walter Camp Player of the Year, joining Archie Griffin in 1974-75, running back Eddie George in 1995 and quarterback Troy Smith in 2006.

The winner of all three awards will be announced during the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 8. Quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young were the last Buckeyes to be named finalists in 2019.

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