Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Southern California receiver Marqise Lee and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o are also in the running.
Barner ranks fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (135.33) for the 11-1 Ducks. His 22 total touchdowns rank sixth in the nation.
The Walter Camp award will be presented Thursday, Dec. 6. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck won last year's honor.
The finalists for the Heisman Trophy will be announced Saturday, Dec. 8.
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