San Antonio, Texas ?? Following his record-setting performance last Saturday against Tennessee, University of Alabama senior wide receiver DJ Hal has been chosen this season’s eighth recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans.
Hall caught a school-record 13 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Crimson Tide to a 41-17 win over No. 20 Tennessee last Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Hall’s 16-yard pass from John Parker Wilson with 11:16 left in the second quarter gave the Tide a 17-14 lead it would never relinquish. He also added a 2-yard touchdown grab with 12 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Tide a 24-14 lead. Hall later added a pass reception on a two-point conversion as UA built a 38-17 lead in the fourth quarter.
Hall received 54 percent of the votes to beat out University of Oregon running back Jonathan Stewart (24 percent), Tulane University running back Matt Forte (12 percent) and UCLA corner back Alterraun Verner (10 percent).
“AT&T congratulates Hall on winning the AT&T All-America Player of the Week,” said Dave Garver, executive director of Business Development and Wireless Sponsorships for AT&T’s wireless unit. “Fans have only five more weeks to make their voices heard and help select the AT&T All-America Player of the Week in the only fan-determined national college football award.”
Fans can register to vote for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week throughout the season by text messaging VOTE to 87654 from a wireless phone. The four candidates for the award are revealed each Sunday on the 9 a.m. ET ESPN “SportsCenter,” via text message alerts and on the Web at www.espnallamerica.com. Fans then have until 11:59 p.m. ET on the following Wednesday to participate in the voting. The winner is announced at halftime during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee’s college football game.