Reesing Looking For Text Votes For AT&T All-America Player Of The Week Honor
Dec. 1, 2008
ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2008 — Four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award have been announced after the 14th week of college football action, and now it’s up to fans to determine the winner. Georgia Tech running back Roddy Jones, University of Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing, University of Oregon running back Jeremiah Jones and University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford have been selected by ESPN as this week’s top candidates, based on the players’ outstanding performances over the weekend. Fans can text VOTE to 51234 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.
Jones rushed for a career-best 214 yards and two touchdowns in the Yellow Jackets’ 45-42 upset over University of Georgia. Reesing went 37-51 for 375 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 27 seconds left, in the Jayhawks’ 40-37 upset over University of Missouri. Johnson rushed for 219 yards and a touchdown in the Ducks’ 65-38 victory over Oregon State. Bradford went 30-44 for 370 yards and four touchdowns in the Sooners’ 61-41 win over rival Oklahoma State.
“This was another great week in college football. These four players really helped to deliver their respective teams some exciting victories,” said Tim McGhee, director of corporate sponsorships for AT&T. “We are excited to present the opportunity, but it is now all in the fans hands to pick the week fourteen recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week Award.”
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee’s. Standard text messaging rates apply.
There is no limit on fan voting, and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2009 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game in Miami. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends at noon ET on Jan. 6, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on FOX on Jan. 9.
Additionally, AT&T customers can view video highlights and photos of each week’s candidates and track their favorite teams through AT&T’s wireless NCAA Football Portal, which is accessible on AT&T handsets by launching AT&T MEdiaTM Net and clicking through to the sports category. AT&T wireless customers with 3G handsets can also watch “Confessions of a College Football Junkie” video clips featuring Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit by accessing ESPN on AT&T CV.*
Through the AT&T MEdia Mall, fans can also download fight song ringtones from more than 150 college and universities. Animated screensavers and 3-D mobile wallpaper are available for more than 100 college and universities.
*AT&T CV requires a MEdia Max Unlimited or MEdia Net Unlimited bundle. Details on AT&T’s MEdia Net bundles and other offers are available at http://www.att.com/wireless.
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