DALLAS, Texas – College football fans across the nation have made their voices heard and chosen this seasonâ€™s second recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans.
East Carolina quarterback Patrick Pinkney claimed the honor today after completing a near-perfect performance last week, passing for 22-28 for 236 yards and one touchdown to upset No. 8 West Virginia 24-3. Pinkney lead the Pirates to their second win against a ranked team and received 57 percent of the votes to beat out Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford (19 percent), Michigan State running back Javon Ringer (13 percent) and Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant (11 percent). Each of the players was nominated by ESPN for this weekâ€™s award based on their outstanding performances last weekend. Pinkney is the second East Carolina player in as many weeks to be nominated for the award.
â€œAT&T congratulates Patrick for his tremendous performance for the East Carolina football team last week, and we wish him the best of luck throughout the season,â€ said Tim McGhee, executive director of national sponsorships for AT&Tâ€™s wireless unit. â€œCollege football draws the most passionate fans, and this award gives them the chance to select the AT&T All-America Player of the Week all season long.â€
*****from Jim Modlin and ECU Sports*****