Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is one of 15 college players on a candidate list for the prestigious Walter Camp Award, bestowed every year on the student athlete deemed to be the Player of the Year in college football.
Petty, a junior playing his first season for coach Art Briles at Baylor, is the only representative from the Big 12 Conference. Through eight games, the Baylor quarterback is having a record-setting season. He leads the nation in passing efficiency (210.5) and yards per pass completion (19.8) and is the Big 12 leader in passing yards (2,657), passing touchdowns (21) and competion percentage (58.8).
Petty is on a pace that would eclipse the NCAA passing efficiency rating set by Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson (191.78) in 2011 and the Baylor record (189.48), currently held by Robert Griffin III and set the same year.
A list of five finalists for the 2013 Walter Camp Award will be announced on Dec. 2, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 12. The award, sponsored by the Walter Camp Foundation, us the fourth oldest college football award.