On Wednesday, USC wide receiver Marqise Lee was named one of the five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2012 Player of the Year award.
Along with Lee, the other four finalists include Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Manti Te'o of Notre Dame and Oregon running back Kenjon Barner. The winner of will be announced on December 6 and the award handed out at the Foundation's annual awards banquet on January 12, 2013.
Statistically Lee had a season to remember, even as his USC team struggled to a 7-5 finish.
Last Saturday Lee finished the regular season with 112 catches, 1,680 receiving yards and 14 touchdown catches. Currently, Lee is ranked first nationally in receptions, although there are a handful of teams which still have one game remaining on their schedule.
Lee's best game in 2012 will also go down as the best in Pac-12 history. On October 27, Lee set a Pac-12 receiving record with 345 yards of receiving offense, in a 39-36 loss to Arizona.