Mississippi's top college football player to be named from among 10 finalists for the 2015 C Spire Conerly Trophy

Ole Miss' Laquon Treadwell hopes to be first wide receiver to win award; Mississippi State's Dak Prescott vies to become only second player to win top college gridiron honor in Magnolia State in consecutive years

Fan voting, which influences 10 percent of the award total, starts today via social media and text message

Nov 24, 2015, 13:26 ET from C Spire

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ole Miss wide out Laquon Treadwell, one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, a Heisman Trophy candidate, lead a list of 10 nominees for the 2015 C Spire Conerly Trophy, which annually honors the top college football player in the Magnolia State.

Treadwell, the SEC's active leader in catches, yards and touchdowns, and Prescott, the 2014 Conerly Award winner and a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell Awards, join players from eight other schools vying for the coveted award, which is named after College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, who also starred for the New York Giants. 

The other eight finalists are Southern Miss quarterback Nick Mullens, Mississippi Valley State safety Marquis Green, Mississippi College wide receiver Marcel Newson, Alcorn State running back Darryan Ragsdale, Millsaps College linebacker Hector Sandoval, Belhaven University cornerback Isaiah Swopes, Jackson State defensive end Javancy Jones and Delta State wide receiver Jarvis York.

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