Marqise Lee Named AFCA All-American, Walter Camp Finalist|
Nov. 28, 2012
USC sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee has been named to the 2012 All-American first team by the American Football Coaches Association and he also was selected among five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award.
Trojan senior quarterback Matt Barkley was named one of 10 finalists for the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback.
Lee becomes USC's 160th All-American first team pick. The Biletnikoff Award finalist and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year set Pac-12 season records in 2012 for receptions (112) and receiving yards (1,680). He currently leads the Pac-12 in receptions, receiving yards, all-purpose yards and kickoff returns. He has scored 15 touchdowns in 2012, including 14 on receptions.
The Walter Camp Player of the Year winner will be announced on Dec. 6.
Barkley, who is also a finalist for the Unitas Golden Arm Award, Wuerffel Trophy, Senior CLASS Award and ARA Sportsmanship Award, became the Pac-12 career recordholder for passing yards (12,327), completions (1,001), touchdowns (116) and total offense (12,214) in 2012. He also is a 2012 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete
The Manning Award winner will be announced on Jan. 9, following the bowl games.