2011 Burlsworth Trophy Semi-Finalists

(STATISTICS AS OF 11/15/2011)

Tyler Shoemaker, SR, Wide Rec., Boise State University

Career statistics of 108 receptions and 1,837 yards. Named to 2011 Belitnikoff Watch List. Through 10 games this season, he has recorded 800 receiving yards on 48 catches and has a team-high 14 TD’s for the 9th ranked Broncos.

Mike Remmers, SR, Tackle, Oregon State University

Has started and anchored Oregon State’s offensive line at Tackle for 4 straight seasons. He was selected Co-Team Captain by his teammates this year, and was a 2011 pre-season All-Pac 12, 2ndTeam selection.

Griff Whalen, SR, Wide Rec., Stanford University

Team’s 2011 leading receiver with 47 catches for 652 yds. and 4 TD’s. Played on a team that had a 17-game winning streak and is presently ranked 4th in the BCS. Griff is the favorite target of Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck.

Bryant Moniz, SR, Quarterback, University of Hawaii

3-year starter. Led the nation in passing yardage (5,040 yds./360 yds. per gm. avg.), and TD’s (39) his junior year in 2010. Named to several pre-season “Watch Lists” in 2011, including the Heisman Trophy. Through 10 games this season, Moniz had 2,733 passing yards (22 TD’s), and 492 rushing yards (8 TD’s), before suffering a season ending injury early in the game verses Nevada on November 11th.

Patrick Edwards, SR, Wide Rec., University of Houston

All-time leader in career receiving yards (3,903) and TD’s (34) for a presently undefeated and 8th-ranked Houston Cougar team. 3 straight seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards (2009-2011), and presently ranks 2nd nationally for 2011. 1st Team All-Conference Wide Receiver and Punt Returner (Conference USA), and a 2011 Belitnikoff Watch List member.

Steven Johnson, SR, Linebacker, University of Kansas

2-year starter and Team Captain.  Led the Jayhawks in tackles both his junior and senior seasons.  In 2011, he ranks 1st in the Big 12 in total tackles, and ranks 16th nationally.

Jordan Kovacs, JR, Safety, University of Michigan

Started 31 straight games in his 3-year career, and is now one of the top safeties in the nation. Ranked second in the Big Ten in tackles (116) in 2010, and was named to the 2011 pre-season Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Was named to the Phil Steele Mid-Season All-Big Ten Second Team.

Mike  Caputo, SR, Center,  University of Nebraska

Veteran leader and 2-year starter at center for a team that has ranked in the top 15 in total offense in both 2010 and 2011.  On Remington Trophy watch list in both 2010 and 2011.

Dominique Whaley, JR, Run. Back, Univ. of Oklahoma

OU’s leading rusher after 9 games despite playing in only 6 games (and one play in the 7th) before sustaining a season-ending injury. He finished the 2011 season with 627 rushing yards on 113 attempts (5.5 yds./carry), 9 TD’s, and 15 receptions for 153 yds. (10.2 avg.).

Austin Davis, SR, Quarterback, Univ. of Southern Miss.

4-year starter (started every game except for injury-shortened 2009). 2008 New Orleans Bowl MVP, and Freshman All-American. Owns every passing record in school history (surpassing Brett Favre in many categories). Records include: yardage (10,171), TD passes (75), efficiency (135.66), completion % (61.95), and total offense (11,453)