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Football: Bailey Nominated for Performance


By Lauren Price/Intersport for WVUsports.com
October 09, 2011 04:09 PM
CHICAGO – West Virginia sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey is nominated for the Receiver Performance of the Year, Intersport announced today. The Receiver Performance of the Year is part of a four-month competition that lets fans determine which individual performances reign supreme during the 2011 college football season. The winners will be revealed during the two hour All-Star Football Challenge special airing at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 3 on ESPN2. In addition to recognizing the season’s top performances, the All-Star Football Challenge will feature college football’s biggest stars in a live skills challenge. In the 13 year history of the event, 41 first-round NFL draft picks have participated in the All-Star Football Challenge.

From now until the end of Bowl season, the two top wide receivers of the week will be featured on the All-Star Football Challenge Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AllStarFootball), along with two top individual performers among quarterbacks, running backs and defensive players. The top weekly vote-getter will proceed to the finals, which run Jan. 19-25.

Bailey racked up his fourth consecutive 100-yard game of the season this week for the Mountaineers. In the 43-16 blowout win over UConn, Bailey tallied seven catches and hauled in 178 yards and two touchdowns. In the Mountaineers 23-point outburst in the third quarter, Bailey contributed with an impressive 84-yard score where he juked a defender and outran the entire Huskies defense.

The other week five nominee for Receiver Performance of the Year is Chris Givens of Wake Forest. In an upset win over #23-ranked Florida State, Givens led the Wake Forest receivers with 6 catches, 101 yards receiving and a 22-yard touchdown score. Givens also contributed on special teams with a key recovery of an onside kick attempt by the Seminoles at the end of the game, preserving the victory for the Demon Deacons.

At the other positions, week five nominees include Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead and Montclair State’s Chris D’Andrea at running back, Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas at quarterback, and Texas A&M’s Terrence Frederick and Baylor’s Tevin Elliot on defense. To learn more about any of these incredible performances and to vote for any of the nominated players, visit www.Facebook.com/AllStarFootball. Fans can vote as often as they would like in each category and can share their vote with Facebook friends. Week five voting opened today and ends on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9:59 a.m. ET.



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