Ohio State's Justin Fields, Chase Young Among Five Finalists for the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award

By Dan Hope on December 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm
Justin Fields and Chase Young

We won't know which Buckeyes are going to the Heisman Trophy ceremony until Monday, but we do now know that two of them are finalists for another national player of the year award.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young were both named Monday as two of five finalists for the Walter Camp National Player of the Year award, which honors college football's best player.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are the other finalists.

The winner of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award will be announced next Thursday, Dec. 12, during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN's SportsCenter.

This latest round of recognition for Ohio State's star quarterback and pass-rusher comes after Fields was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Young was named as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year earlier this week.

Fields is also a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and the Manning Award, both of which honor college football's best quarterback. The O'Brien Award winner will also be announced next Thursday, while the Manning Award takes bowl games into account and will be awarded in January.

Young is also a finalist for the Maxwell Award, which also honors college football's best player at any position, and the Bednarik and Nagurski awards, both of which honor college football's best defensive player. The Nagurski Trophy will be presented at a ceremony in Charlotte on Monday while the Maxwell and Bednarik awards will be presented at the Home Depot Awards in Atlanta next Thursday.

Both Fields and Young, as well as Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, are potential candidates to earn a trip to New York next weekend as finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy, as well. Those finalists will be announced on Monday at 6 p.m.

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