Clemson Football has another appointment to a preseason watchlist.
Jeremiah Trotter has been named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year preseason watchlist, an award given annually to the best player in college football, regardless of position.
The award is given by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and is named after Walter Camp, a player, and coach who was instrumental in the development of the game in its early days.
The award was first bestowed in 1967. Last season’s winner was Caleb Williams from USC. A Clemson player has never won the award.
There are forty-five players included on the Walter Camp watchlist, and only seven are defensive players. The other six are Kool-Aid McKinstry from Alabama, Dontay Corleone from Cincinnati, Jared Verse from Florida State, Jer’Zhan Newton from Illinois, Harold Perkins from LSU, and Tommy Eichenberg from Ohio State.
The other Atlantic Coast Conference players included are Verse and Jordan Travis from Florida State, and Drake Maye from North Carolina.
Grayson McCall from Coastal Carolina was the only other player included from the Carolinas.
Other notable names include Williams, Michael Penix from Washington, Bo Nix from Oregon, Sam Hartman from Notre Dame, Marvin Harrison from Ohio State, Quinn Ewers from Texas, Blake Corum from Michigan, and Brock Bowers from Georgia.
Jeremiah Trotter and Clemson Football continue to add up the preseason honors
Will Shipley (Maxwell, Doak Walker, Wuerffel, Paul Hornung), Cade Klubnik (Davey O’Brien), Andrew Mukuba (Jim Thorpe), Barrett Carter (Bronko Nagurski and Butkus), Ruke Orhorhoro (Outland), Tyler Davis (Outland & Bronko Nagurski), Will Putnam (Rimington), Jake Briningstool (John Mackey) and Dabo Swinney (Dodd) have also been named to preseason watchlists.
One more watchlist announcement remains. The Chuck Bednarik Award preseason watchlist will be revealed on Monday, August 14th. It recognizes the best defensive player in the nation regardless of position.