SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 9, 2007 ‹ Texas A&M running back Jorvorskie Lane is one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, and now it¹s up to the fans to determine the winner. He joins last week¹s winner quarterback Colt Brennan, Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and University of Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon on the ballot list, which was selected by ESPN based on the players¹ outstanding performances during the week. Fans can determine the winner by text messaging VOTE to 87654 on their wireless phone.
Texas A&M running back Lane rushed for a 3-yard touchdown and the two-point conversion in the third overtime period to deliver a 47-45 victory over Fresno State. Brennan accounted for 548 yards and five touchdowns as No. 20 Hawaii beat Louisiana Tech. Daniel had 330 yards and threw five touchdown passes in the Missouri victory over Ole Miss. Dixon accounted for 368 yards and four touchdowns to build off a 25-point halftime lead for a stunning 39-7 victory over Michigan.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday to submit their votes. The
winner will be announced Sept. 13 during Thursday¹s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee¹s college football game between West Virginia and Maryland. There is no limit on fan voting, and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2008 BCS National Championship game in New Orleans, La. The AT&T All-America Player of the Week program will continue throughout the season, with the nominees being revealed each Sunday on ESPN SportsCenter at 9 a.m. ET and on the Web at www.espnallamerica.com
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year
award will be announced during a one-hour special on ABC Sports when the Football Writers Association of America All-America team will also be announced. 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 up until the Bowl Championship Series. Voting ends on Jan. 4 and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on FOX on Jan. 8.
Last year, University of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn was crowned as the AT&T All-America Player of the Year, beating out Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, the Heisman Trophy winner, Rutgers running back Ray Rice and Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan. Voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year was the highest total in the three year history of the award.