An announcement made early Friday afternoon confirms that both Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace have both been named to the Walter Camp Award Preseason Watch List. The Walter Camp Award is given annually to the nations player of the year.
Hurts, a University of Alabama transfer, is expected to be named the starting quarterback for the Sooners this upcoming season, although he has never thrown an in-game pass for OU to this point. Hurts shined in his time with the Crimson Tide of Alabama, throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 48 touchdowns overall. Hurts also won the national championship in 2018 with Alabama after the Crimson Tide bested Georgia 26-23 in overtime during his sophomore season.
Despite not having as much hardware as Hurts, OSU’s Tylan Wallace is still a legitimate threat returning for his junior season in Stillwater. Wallace put together a fantastic sophomore season last fall, making 86 receptions for 1,491 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns as well. Wallace was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s best receiver) last season, and was also not only named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press, but also named as a First Team All-Big 12 selection as well.
Follow this link to see the full list of preseason hopefuls for the Walter Camp Award.