ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- College football fans across the nation have cast their ballots and have chosen the 2009 season's twelfth recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans.
AT&T* today announced University of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli as this week's award recipient after he racked up 345 total yards with six touchdowns in the Ducks' double-overtime win at Arizona. University of North Carolina free safety Deunta Williams placed second, with University of California running back Shane Vereen and University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett placing third and fourth, respectively. Each of the players was nominated by ESPN based on their outstanding performances last week.
"AT&T congratulates Jeremiah for his tremendous performance for Oregon last week, and we wish him the best of luck throughout the season," said Tim McGhee, executive director, AT&T corporate sponsorships. "College football draws the most passionate fans, and this award gives them the chance to select the AT&T All-America Player of the Week all season long."
Fans can register to vote for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week by text messaging** VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phones any time during the season. They have until 11:59 p.m. ET each Wednesday to participate in that week's voting. The winner then will be announced every Thursday during halftime of ESPN's College Football Primetime Game Presented by Applebee's. Standard text messaging rates apply.
There is no limit on fan voting and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game in Pasadena, Calif. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS games. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 5, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on ABC on Jan. 7.
Last year, Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was crowned as the AT&T All-America Player of the Year, beating out an impressive field of nominees including University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and University of Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford. Voting for the 2008 AT&T All-America Player of the Year was the highest total in the five year history of the award.
Through the AT&T MEdia Net, fans can also download fight song ringtones from more than 150 college and universities. Animated screensavers and 3-D mobile wallpaper are available for more than 100 college and universities.
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