Hutchinson, McDonald IV on Walter Camp Watch List

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Xavier Hutchinson and Will McDonald IV have earned spots on the Walter Camp 2022 Player of the Year Preseason Watch List.

Iowa State joins Alabama and Georgia as the only schools with both an offensive and defensive player on the list. The Cyclones are one of seven schools nationally with multiple players included.

Hutchinson, who hails from Jacksonville, Florida, earned First Team All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight season in 2021. The redshirt senior set an ISU single-season record and led the Big 12 Conference with 83 receptions. Hutchinson finished with 987 receiving yards and five touchdown catches. He leads all active Big 12 receivers in career receptions (147) and receiving yards (1,758).ADVERTISING

McDonald, a redshirt senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, enters the season as one of the nation’s best pass rushers with 29.0 career sacks, which is an ISU record. He earned First Team All-America honors last season and is a two-time First Team All-Big 12 selection. McDonald has forced nine fumbles and has 34.5 tackles for a loss in his career.

The 2022 watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 130 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on ESPN’s College Football Awards Show.

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