Bryce Young Named Walter Camp Award Finalist
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has been nothing short of sensational this season.
Through the Crimson Tide's twelve games, Young has compiled a mind-boggling stat line of nearly 4,000 yards passing and 40 touchdowns, and has cemented himself as one of the best Alabama has ever seen under center.
For his incredible season thus far, Young has been named a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
Hailing from an elite high school program in Mater Dei out of California, Young was the highest rated prospect in his class and originally committed to his hometown school of USC in July of 2018. After a full-year of commitment; however, Young reopened his recruitment and chose the Crimson Tide.
In his freshman season, Young sat behind Mac Jones, seeing time in nine games. In his nine appearances, Young was mostly relinquished to hand-off duty, but was able to display his skills at times, finishing 13-of-22 for 156 yards and a score.
Alabama has seen three winners of the prestigious award, most recently DeVonta Smith in 2020. Tua Tagovailoa took home the trophy in 2018 following a year in which the junior threw for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns, and Derrick Henry in 2015 after he decimated opposing defenses en route to a 2,200 yard, 28 touchdown season.
Young is among four other finalists for the award: Jordan Davis (DT, Georgia), Kenny Pickett (QB, PItt), Kenneth Walker (RB, Michigan State) and Aidan Hutchinson (DE, Michigan).
The Crimson Tide face their toughest test of the season in Mercedes Benz Stadium against the ferocious defense of the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Dec. 4. Young will be looking to recreate the legendary heroics displayed in the instant classic Iron Bowl where Alabama emerged victorious in overtime.
If the Crimson Tide can win, a playoff spot is guaranteed, but a loss means Alabama will likely be on the outside looking in.