Nov. 8, 2009
Texas senior WR Jordan Shipley has been nominated as one of four candidates for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award.
Fans can text message** VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee’s. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Shipley, a semifinalist for both the Maxwell Award (nation’s top player) and Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver), set a UT single-game record with 273 receiving yards on 11 receptions, including an 88-yard TD catch.
Shipley now has 1,050 yards on the season, joining Roy Williams as the only player in UT history to accomplish the feat twice. It is just the seventh 1,000-yard season in school history and already ranks seventh on the single-season list.
The game also marked Shipley’s fourth this season with double-digit receptions and his fifth this year with over 100 yards receiving.
There is no limit on fan voting and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game in Pasadena, Calif. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 5, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on ABC on Jan. 7.