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Underdogs storm the 2016 Walter Camp Award Watch List

Five decades have passed without an Underdog winning a Walter Camp Award. We say "nope" to that!

Larry Rose III wants to be the world's first Underdog Walter Camp Award winner.
Larry Rose III wants to be the world's first Underdog Walter Camp Award winner.
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The Walter Camp Trophy is awarded to the outstanding player of the year who has exemplified the qualities of self-discipline, unselfish team play, desire to excel, mature judgement and respect for leadership. And in the 50 years a "group of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors" has handed out this award, Underdogs have won it zero times. None. Fifty years, no Walter Camp trophies.

You can eat a big bag of poop," group of coaches and sports info directors."  This year, nine Underdogs make the Walter Camp Watch List, and they're pretty damn awesome.

Underdogs appearing on the 2016 Walter Camp Award Watch List

Tanner Mangum, Sophomore, QB, BYU Cougars

Nick Mullens, Senior, QB, Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Brett Rypien, Sophomore, QB, Boise State Broncos

Greg Ward, Senior, QB, Houston Cougars

Marlon Mack, Junior, RB, South Florida Bulls

Donnel Pumphrey, Senior, RB, San Diego State Aztecs

Larry Rose, Junior, RB, New Mexico State Aggies

Corey Davis, Senior, WR, Western Michigan Broncos

Shawun Lurry, Junior, DB, Northern Illinois Huskies