Sept. 27, 2009
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IOWA CITY – Iowa Hawkeye fans can vote for Adrian Clayborn for the AT&T all-America Player of the Week Award. Clayborn is one of four players nominated for the weekly award, which is the only one in college football determined by fan voting.
Fans can text message VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phone for a chance to vote for Clayborn. There is no limit on fan voting and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game in Pasadena, CA.
Fans have until 10:59 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee’s. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Clayborn, a 6-3, 282 pound defensive end from St. Louis, came through for Iowa with a crucial blocked punt that he returned himself for a touchdown in Iowa’s upset win over No. 5 Penn State Saturday. Other nominees include Oregon tight end Ed Dickson, Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard and NC State quarterback Russell Wilson.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. 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 through the BCS. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 5, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on ABC on Jan. 7.