Trace McSorley Named to the Walter Camp Award Watch List

By RLR Staff on July 27, 2018 at 11:19 am
Apr 21, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) stands on the field during a warm up practice prior to the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Stop me if you've heard this before. Trace McSorley has been named to yet another preseason award watch list. The latest to join in honoring the Nittany Lions' star senior quarterback is the Walter Camp Camp Award.

This is the four watch list for McSorley, joining the Maxwell Award, Davy O'Brien Award, and Danny Wuerffel Trophy.  All told, ten Nittany Lions have been honored this summer with inclusion on award watch lists.

By now you know the story of McSorley, but it's always fun to look back at his already record breaking career. He is already Penn State's career leader in completion percentage (61.8), passing touchdowns (59) and total offense (8,268). He holds the record for single season passing yardage (3,614), passing touchdowns (29), total offense (4,061), and touchdowns (37). Trailing Christian Hackenberg by only 1,058 yards, McSorley figures to take over the top spot on the career passing yardage list early this season as well.

Named for the "Father of American Football", the Walter Camp Trohpy is presented annually to the outstanding player of the year. A pair of Nittany Lions have won the award, John Cappelletti in 1973 and Larry Johnson in 2002.