College Football Fans Select Oklahoma's Jason White as the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week

Nov 08, 2004, 00:00 ET from Cingular Wireless

    ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-
 America Player of the Week award will have a home in Norman, Oklahoma, for the
 second week in a row.  That's because college football fans have selected
 Oklahoma senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jason White as the
 Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week for the first time
 this season.  Sooners running back Adrian Peterson won the award last week (he
 also won on October 9), and he and White are the only two teammates to win the
 award this season.  White, last year's Heisman winner, threw for 292 yards and
 five touchdowns in Oklahoma's 45-38 come-from-behind win at No. 22 Texas A&M
 Saturday to help the team remain undefeated and in the national championship
 hunt.
     For the year, White has passed for 2,130 yards and 25 touchdowns, which
 ranks third in the country.  He has thrown only four interceptions.  White is
 among nine players listed on ESPN.com's weekly Heisman Watch, which samples
 ESPN college football experts to provide the definitive look at the race for
 the Heisman Trophy.
     White was one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the Week,
 who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college football analysts,
 led by John Saunders.  The other finalists this week included: Texas running
 back Cedric Benson, who rushed for 142 yards and five touchdowns in the
 Longhorns' 56-35 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma State; Ohio State wide receiver
 Ted Ginn Jr., who scored three touchdowns on a run, reception and punt return,
 in the Buckeyes' 32-19 win at Michigan State; and Virginia Tech running back
 Mike Imoh, who totaled 243 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in the
 Hokies' 27-24 at North Carolina.
     The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week honor
 marks the first time in college football history where fans are in command and
 can vote on who they think deserves to be the All-America Player of the Week.
 The candidates are announced during ESPN "SportsCenter" following "College
 GameDay Final" each Saturday night.  Fans have from that time until 8 p.m.
 Eastern Time on Sunday to text-message their votes or submit them online
 at http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com or at ESPN.com (keyword: cingular).  The
 winner is announced during the 11 p.m. Eastern Time broadcast of ESPN
 "SportsCenter" each Sunday.
 
     Here's how fans can vote in the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of
 the Week each week:
      - Text "PLAYER" to "64444" on your wireless phones*
      - Follow the prompt to vote for your All-America selection
      - Alternatively, go to http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com or log
        onto http://www.espn.com and enter keyword "Cingular"
 
     For fans voting on their wireless phones, they need only register one
 time.  Then, each week, the four candidates for Player of the Week will
 automatically be sent to their wireless phones.  Each time fans vote, they
 will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the Bowl Championship
 Series game of their choice or thousands of other instant prizes.  Fans can
 vote as many times as they would like.
     On December 1, fans will also get a chance to determine who the best
 player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America
 Player of the Year. Fans will have until December 8 to choose from among five
 finalists - voting by either text messaging or online.
     The selection process will culminate on December 11 at 2 p.m. EST in a
 one-hour special on ABC Sports when the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-
 America Player of the Year (selected by fans), and the All-America team
 (selected by the Football Writers Association of America), will be announced.
 
      Previous Winners
      September 12 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
      September 19 - Sonny Cumbie, Texas Tech QB
      September 26 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
      October 3 - David Greene, Georgia QB
      October 10 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB
      October 17 - Jason Campbell, Auburn QB
      October 24 - Michael Hart, Michigan RB
      October 31 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB
 
     *Other wireless carriers must opt-in for their subscribers to participate
 
     ABOUT CINGULAR WIRELESS
     Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving more than 46 million customers.  Cingular, a joint venture between SBC
 Communications (NYSE:   SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE:   BLS), has the largest digital
 voice and data network in the nation. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless
 carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless plan that lets customers keep
 their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available
 at http://www.cingular.com . Get Cingular Wireless press releases
 e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .
 
 

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    ATLANTA, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-
 America Player of the Week award will have a home in Norman, Oklahoma, for the
 second week in a row.  That's because college football fans have selected
 Oklahoma senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jason White as the
 Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week for the first time
 this season.  Sooners running back Adrian Peterson won the award last week (he
 also won on October 9), and he and White are the only two teammates to win the
 award this season.  White, last year's Heisman winner, threw for 292 yards and
 five touchdowns in Oklahoma's 45-38 come-from-behind win at No. 22 Texas A&M
 Saturday to help the team remain undefeated and in the national championship
 hunt.
     For the year, White has passed for 2,130 yards and 25 touchdowns, which
 ranks third in the country.  He has thrown only four interceptions.  White is
 among nine players listed on ESPN.com's weekly Heisman Watch, which samples
 ESPN college football experts to provide the definitive look at the race for
 the Heisman Trophy.
     White was one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the Week,
 who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college football analysts,
 led by John Saunders.  The other finalists this week included: Texas running
 back Cedric Benson, who rushed for 142 yards and five touchdowns in the
 Longhorns' 56-35 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma State; Ohio State wide receiver
 Ted Ginn Jr., who scored three touchdowns on a run, reception and punt return,
 in the Buckeyes' 32-19 win at Michigan State; and Virginia Tech running back
 Mike Imoh, who totaled 243 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in the
 Hokies' 27-24 at North Carolina.
     The Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week honor
 marks the first time in college football history where fans are in command and
 can vote on who they think deserves to be the All-America Player of the Week.
 The candidates are announced during ESPN "SportsCenter" following "College
 GameDay Final" each Saturday night.  Fans have from that time until 8 p.m.
 Eastern Time on Sunday to text-message their votes or submit them online
 at http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com or at ESPN.com (keyword: cingular).  The
 winner is announced during the 11 p.m. Eastern Time broadcast of ESPN
 "SportsCenter" each Sunday.
 
     Here's how fans can vote in the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of
 the Week each week:
      - Text "PLAYER" to "64444" on your wireless phones*
      - Follow the prompt to vote for your All-America selection
      - Alternatively, go to http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com or log
        onto http://www.espn.com and enter keyword "Cingular"
 
     For fans voting on their wireless phones, they need only register one
 time.  Then, each week, the four candidates for Player of the Week will
 automatically be sent to their wireless phones.  Each time fans vote, they
 will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the Bowl Championship
 Series game of their choice or thousands of other instant prizes.  Fans can
 vote as many times as they would like.
     On December 1, fans will also get a chance to determine who the best
 player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America
 Player of the Year. Fans will have until December 8 to choose from among five
 finalists - voting by either text messaging or online.
     The selection process will culminate on December 11 at 2 p.m. EST in a
 one-hour special on ABC Sports when the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-
 America Player of the Year (selected by fans), and the All-America team
 (selected by the Football Writers Association of America), will be announced.
 
      Previous Winners
      September 12 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
      September 19 - Sonny Cumbie, Texas Tech QB
      September 26 - Kyle Orton, Purdue QB
      October 3 - David Greene, Georgia QB
      October 10 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB
      October 17 - Jason Campbell, Auburn QB
      October 24 - Michael Hart, Michigan RB
      October 31 - Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma RB
 
     *Other wireless carriers must opt-in for their subscribers to participate
 
     ABOUT CINGULAR WIRELESS
     Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving more than 46 million customers.  Cingular, a joint venture between SBC
 Communications (NYSE:   SBC) and BellSouth (NYSE:   BLS), has the largest digital
 voice and data network in the nation. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless
 carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless plan that lets customers keep
 their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available
 at http://www.cingular.com . Get Cingular Wireless press releases
 e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://www.cingular.com/newsroom .
 
 SOURCE  Cingular Wireless

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