Mariota, Gordon among Walter Camp award finalists

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award.

The other finalists are Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper.

The Camp award is voted on by Football Bowl Subdivision coaches and sports information directors. The winner will be announced Dec. 11.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the award last year.

Mariota is the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Those finalists will be announced Dec. 8.

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