Oct. 2, 2009
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ATLANTA — College football fans across the nation have cast their ballots and have chosen the 2009 season’s fourth recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans.
AT&T* today announced University of Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn as this week’s award recipient after he had two tackles and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown in Iowa’s 21-10 upset over Penn State, ranked fifth. University of Oregon tight end Ed Dickson placed second, with University of Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard and NC State quarterback Russell Wilson placing third and fourth, respectively. Each of the players was nominated by ESPN based on their outstanding performances last week.
“AT&T congratulates Adrian for his tremendous performance for Iowa last week, and we wish him the best of luck throughout the season,” said Tim McGhee, executive director, AT&T corporate sponsorships. “College football draws the most passionate fans, and this award gives them the chance to select the AT&T All-America Player of the Week all season long.”
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.