A 2011 All-Big Ten selection, Redd has been named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year. Also a candidate for the Maxwell Award, Redd was selected the 2011 Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year.
The Walter Cam p Player of the Year Award is the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Penn State All-America running backs John Cappelletti (1973) and Larry Johnson (2002) are previous recipients of the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
Redd ran for 1,241 yards in 2011, the 10th-highest season total in Penn State history, en route to second-team All-Big Ten honors. He became the 12th different Penn State player to post 1,000 yards rushing in a season (20 times overall) and gave the Nittany Lions a 1,000-yard rusher for the seventh consecutive season. Redd averaged 5.2 yards on his 321 attempts and scored seven rushing touchdowns, with a long carry of 42 yards.
Redd led all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players with 703 rushing yards last October, including five consecutive 100-yard games. He was the first Nittany Lion with five consecutive 100-yard games since All-American Curtis Enis in 1997. A U.S. Army All-American for Coach Dan Gouin at King Low Heywood Thomas School , he gained career-high 164 yards on just 18 carries (9.1) in Penn State's 34-24 win at Northwestern on Oct. 22.
The Walter Camp watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November. The 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 124 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN on Thursday, December 6. The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation's annual national awards banquet on January 12, 2013 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.
Coach Bill O'Brien's squad returns 34 letterwinners and nine starters for the upcoming season, as well as 16 players that have starting experience.
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