NEW HAVEN, CT — Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond has been named to the 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List, announced Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Mond, a junior quarterback from San Antonio, Texas, tallied over 30 touchdowns a season ago as he saw an increase in every statistical category from his freshman campaign. The right-hander finished fourth in total offense, fifth in touchdowns through the air and sixth in passing yardage in the Southeastern Conference.
In all, 35 schools and 11 conferences (including independents) are represented on the list. There are 30 offensive players (16 quarterbacks, seven running backs and seven receivers/tight ends) on the preseason watch list along with 10 from the defensive side of the ball.
“We are proud to continue the great work of Walter Camp and recognize the best college football players in the nation,” Foundation president Mario Coppola said. “This watch list is a great start to what is shaping up to be another exciting year of college football.”
The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 130 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, December 12. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s 53rd annual national awards banquet on January 18, 2020 in New Haven, Conn.
Texas A&M opens 2019 against Texas State on August 29 at Kyle Field, a Thursday night contest set to be broadcast on SEC Network.
2019 Walter Camp Player of Year Preseason Players to Watch
Eno Benjamin, RB, Junior, Arizona State
Ian Book, QB, Senior, Notre Dame
Matt Bushman, TE, Junior, BYU
Andre Cisco, DB, Sophomore, Syracuse * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
Grant Delpit, DB, Junior, LSU * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
AJ Dillon, RB, Junior, Boston College
Sam Ehlinger, QB, Junior, Texas
Travis Etienne, Junior, Clemson * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
Mason Fine, QB, Senior, North Texas
Paddy Fisher, LB, Junior, Northwestern
Jake Fromm, QB, Junior, Georgia
Jonathan Garvin, DE, Junior, Miami Fla.
Richie Grant, S, Junior, UCF
Bryce Hall, DB, Senior, Virginia * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
Najee Harris, RB, Junior, Alabama
Justin Herbert, QB, Senior, Oregon
Lavert Hill, DB, Senior, Michigan
Kelvin Hopkins, QB, Senior, Army
Jalen Hurts, QB, Senior, Oklahoma
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Junior, Alabama # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American
D’Eriq King, QB, Senior, Houston
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Sophomore, Clemson
Jordan Love, QB, Junior, Utah State
Adrian Martinez, QB, Sophomore, Nebraska
Kellen Mond, QB, Junior, Texas A&M
Rondale Moore, WR, Sophomore, Purdue
Dylan Moses, LB, Junior, Alabama * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
Zach Moss, RB, Senior, Utah
Jared Pinckney, TE, Senior, Vanderbilt
Jalen Reagor, WR, Junior, TCU
Nathan Rourke, QB, Senior, Ohio
Laviska Shenault, WR, Junior, Colorado
Nate Stanley, QB, Senior, Iowa
D’Andre Swift, RB, Junior, Georgia
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Junior, Alabama # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Junior, Wisconsin # 2018 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American
Xavier Thomas, DE, Sophomore, Clemson
Zac Thomas, QB, Junior, Appalachian State
Tylan Wallace, WR, Junior, Oklahoma State * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American
Kenny Willekes, DL, Senior, Michigan State * 2018 Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American