FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been named a contender for the 2010 Premier Player of College Football award, given by www.premierplayers.com. The fan vote-driven contest will determine a winner from a pool of 15 college football players, which includes Arkansas’ standout signal caller. Mallett, a preseason first-team All-SEC honoree, tied or broke 16 school records last season en route to leading the conference in touchdown passes (30), passing yards per game (278.8) and total offense (276.5). A native of Texarkana, Ark., Mallett was the MVP of the Razorbacks’ 20-17 overtime victory in the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.Arkansas fans can cast votes at the website up until Dec. 5. The winner of the contest will be announced Dec. 18.
Candidates for the 2010 Premier Player of College Football award include:Andy Dalton, Texas Christian UniversityDion Lewis, University of PittsburghEvan Royster, Penn State UniversityGarrett Gilbert, University of TexasJacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State UniversityJake Locker, University of WashingtonJohn Brantley, University of FloridaJohn Clay, University of WisconsinJordan Jefferson, Louisiana State UniversityKellen Moore, Boise State UniversityMark Herzlich, Boston CollegeMark Ingram, University of AlabamaRicky Stanzi, University of IowaRyan Mallett, University of ArkansasTerrelle Pryor, Ohio State University