FAYETTEVILLE — For the second straight week, University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been selected by a panel of analysts from ESPN as a nominee for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week.
Mallett is among the four nominees that includes University of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, University of California running back Shane Vereen and University of North Carolina free safety Deunta Williams. Fans can text message** VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.
Mallett threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns in the Razorbacks’ victory over Mississippi State. Mallett also set the school single-season record for touchdown passes (28) and touchdown responsibility (30). His five touchdown passes against the Bulldogs matched his own single game school record. Through 11 games as a Razorback, Mallett has broken or tied 12 different school records.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET 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.
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, Calif. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
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.
Additionally, AT&T customers can view video highlights and photos of each week’s candidates and track select teams through AT&T’s wireless NCAA Football Portal, which is accessible on AT&T handsets equipped with AT&T MEdiaTM Net by launching the application and clicking through to the sports category.