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Landon Hemsley
Quarterback Chuckie Keeton throws the ball during the Blue-White spring game, Saturday in Logan. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal)

LOGAN — The watch list for the Walter Camp Award, given by the Walter Camp Foundation to college football's most outstanding player, was released Friday morning, and USU's Chuckie Keeton is a candidate.

Keeton is about to embark upon his junior season at Utah State University as quarterback. In 2012, he was named first-team all-WAC. He holds three separate single-season USU records: completion percentage (67.6), passing yards (3,373) and passing touchdowns (27).

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The 2012 Aggies, led by Keeton, hold the best record of any team in USU football history. In the WAC's final year of football sponsorship, USU won the league title. The Aggies also achieved the second bowl win in program history by defeating Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and finished the year 11-2, the first time an Aggie football team has won 10 or more games in a single season. Keeton, the starting quarterback in all 13 games, was integral to that success.

Keeton has already been named a preseason candidate for three other college football awards: the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and the Davey O'Brien Award.

This is the ninth college football award for which an Aggie has been named a candidate. In all, seven different Aggies have been named as preseason candidates for college football awards.

Keeton is also one of 17 players from FBS programs to be named a preseason candidate for a college football award. See all 17 players here.

Landon Hemsley is the sports web producer for DeseretNews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. Twitter.com/EarlOfHemsley