Raiders Named National Player of the Year Semifinalists|
November 5, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech football standouts Montae Reagor and Ricky Williams have been named by Football News as semifinalists for the defensive and offensive player of the year awards.
Football News' list of offensive and defensive nominees will be trimmed to five finalists on offense and five on defense on Friday, Nov. 20. The official announcement of FN's offensive and defensive winners will be made on Wed., Dec. 2.
The 15 Football News Offensive Player of the Year semifinalists, as selected by the publication's editorial staff (listed alphabetically):
Michael Bishop, QB, Kansas State, Sr. Tim Couch, QB, Kentucky, Jr. Daunte Culpepper, QB< Central Florida, Sr. Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin, Jr. Troy Edwards, WR, Louisiana Tech, Sr. Joe Germaine, QB, Ohio State, Sr. Torry Holt, WR, North Carolina State, Sr. Shaun King, QB, Tulane, Sr. Donovan McNabb, QB, Syracuse, Sr. Cade McNown, QB, UCLA, Sr. Akili Smith, QB, Oregon, Sr. Peter Warrick, WR, Florida State, Jr. Devin West, RB, Missouri, Sr. Ricky Williams, RB, Texas Tech, So. Ricky Williams, RB, TExas, Sr.
The 15 Football News Defensive Player of the Year semifinalists, as selected by the publication's editorial staff (listed alphabetically):
LaVar Arrington, LB, Penn State, So. Larry Atkins, DB, UCLA, Sr. Champ Bailey, DB, Georgia, Jr. Tom Burke, DE, Wisconsin, Sr. Tyrone Carter, S, Minnesota, Jr. Chris Claiborne, LB, USC, Jr. Andy Katzenmoyer, LB, Ohio State, Jr. Jevon Kearse, LB, Florida, Jr. Jeff Kelly, LB, Kansas State, Sr. Chris McAlister, DB, Arizona, Sr. Corey Moore, DE, Virginia Tech, So. Dat Nguyen, LB, Texas A&M, Sr. Montae Reagor, DE, Texas Tech, Sr. Al Wilson, LB, Tennessee, Sr. Antoine Winfield, DB, Ohio State, Sr.