Sept. 14, 2006
ATLANTA – University of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn was named Cingular All-America Player of the Week Thursday after his performance last week against Penn State.
Quinn claimed the honor today after passing for 288 yards and three touchdowns in helping the fourth-ranked Irish cruise past No. 19 Penn State, 41-17, last Saturday.
Quinn received 40% of the votes to beat out Ohio State University quarterback Troy Smith (35%), University of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson (21%) and University of Florida quarterback Chris Leak (4%).
Each of the players was nominated for this week’s award by a panel of ESPN college football analysts based on their outstanding performances last weekend.
Quinn was a two-time winner of the Cingular All-America Player of the Week last fall, and was one of four finalists for the 2005 Cingular All-America Player of the Year.
Fans can register to vote for the Cingular All-America Player of the Week throughout the season by text messaging “VOTE” to “87654” on their wireless phone, with the nominees being revealed each Sunday on the 9 a.m. ESPN SportsCenter and on the Web at www.espnallamerica.com.
In December, four finalists for the Cingular All-America Player of the Year award will be announced during a one-hour special on ABC Sports. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular All-America Player of the Year up until the Bowl Championship Series. The selection process will culminate during the BCS National Championship game on FOX when the Cingular All-America Player of the Year will be presented.