– The Southeastern Conference has produced some of the most well-known running backs in the history of college football, and now fans can voice their opinions on the best of all time. It’s all a part of AT&T’s “Best of 75 Years of SEC Football,” an 11-week program that allows fans to vote for their favorite players, coaches and traditions from the past 75 years.
Last week’s voting decided the finalists for the best SEC running back of all time, and the top three vote-getters were Herschel Walker from the University of Georgia, Emmitt Smith from the University of Florida and Darren McFadden from the University of Arkansas. The three finalists beat out nominees from the other nine SEC schools to move into the finals, which will be voted on during the last two weeks of the program in November.
“As the official telecommunications sponsor of the SEC and a presenting sponsor of SECSports.com, AT&T wanted to help the conference celebrate their 75th anniversary,” said Steve Sitton, regional president of the Southeast for AT&T’s wireless operations. “The SEC has always been known for their dynamic offenses, and now fans can cast their vote for the best wide receiver ever. But they’ve got to get out there and vote if they want their favorite to win!”
This week’s voting will decide the best SEC wide receiver of all time. Fans can enter to vote on the “Best of 75 Years of SEC Football” after accessing SEC Mobile on their AT&T handsets by texting SEC to 234567. They will then receive a menu of options to choose from, which includes alerts, trivia, SEC video, news, downloads and sweepstakes. Voting began Sept. 4 and runs through Nov. 16 with results announced weekly.
Choosing the best of all time will be no easy task – just check out the star-studded list of wide receiver nominees below:
Ozzie Newsome, University of Alabama
Anthony Lucas, University of Arkansas
Terry Beasley, Auburn University
Carlos Alvarez, University of Florida
Terrence Edwards, University of Georgia
Craig Yeast, University of Kentucky
Wendell Davis, Louisiana State University
Chris Collins, University of Mississippi
Eric Moulds, Mississippi State
Sterling Sharpe, University of South Carolina
Joey Kent, University of Tennessee
Keith Edwards, Vanderbilt University
Every text message vote cast is an entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. For more information, visit www.secsports.com.