Nix, Irving On Walter Camp Player Of The Year Watch List

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon quarterback Bo Nix and running back Bucky Irving both landed on the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Player of the Year announced on Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Nix and Irving are among 45 total and six Pac-12 players named to the preseason watch list for the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Oregon is one of nine schools with multiple players included, along with Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas and Washington.

This is the third preseason watch list for Nix, along with the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Irving was also named to the Doak Walker Award watch list earlier this week.

QB Bo Nix – Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Preseason Watch List
» One of the nation’s top quarterbacks in 2022, his first season at Oregon.

» Accounted for 4,103 total yards of offense and 315.6 total yards per game, ranking 12th in the nation.

» No. 5 among all FBS players with 44 total touchdowns (29 passing, 14 rushing, 1 receiving).

» Just the eighth FBS player since 2000 to record at least 29 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs in a season.

» Ranked second nationally with a UO single-season record 71.9 completion percentage (294-of-409).

» First UO quarterback ever to complete more than 70.0 percent of his passes in a season.

» Led all FBS quarterbacks with 14 rushing TDs, second-most in a season by a UO QB.

» Just the second UO QB with multiple 400-yard passing games in a season.

RB Bucky Irving – Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List
» All-Pac-12 honorable mention in 2022, his first season as a Duck.

» Pro Football Focus all-Pac-12 first team after ranking sixth nationally with a 93.2 rushing grade.

» Led Oregon with 1,058 rushing yards, ranking third in the Pac-12 and 19th in UO single-season history.

» No. 3 in the Pac-12 with 81.38 rushing yards per game.

» Rushed for five touchdowns and added three receiving touchdowns.

» No. 3 in UO single-season history and fourth in the Pac-12 with 6.78 yards per carry.

» Also threw a touchdown pass in Oregon’s win at Colorado.

Ducks on 2023 Preseason Watch Lists
Maxwell Award – QB Bo Nix
Outland Trophy – OL Josh Conerly Jr.
Bronko Nagurski Trophy – DE Brandon Dorlus, DB Evan Williams

Wuerffel Trophy – DB Trikweze Bridges

Paul Hornung Award – WR Kris Hutson

Paul Mackey Award – TE Terrance Ferguson

Rimington Trophy – OL Jackson Powers-Johnson

Biletnikoff Award – WR Troy Franklin, WR Tez Johnson

Davey O’Brien Award – QB Bo Nix

Doak Walker Award – RB Bucky Irving, RB Noah Whittington

Butkus Award – ILB Jestin Jacobs

Walter Camp Player of the Year – QB Bo Nix, RB Bucky Irving