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Ryan Mallett wins Tampa's Premier Player Award

2:32 AM, Jan 16, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett won the inaugural Premier Player of College Football award Saturday night in Tampa.  Mallett accepted the award during the charitable awards dinner at the USF Marshall Center.

Mallett drew the most votes in online voting.  The other four finalists were Michigan QB Denard Robinson, Washington QB Jake Locker, Oregon RB LaMichael James and Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi.

Mallett, a 6'6" junior who has declared for the April NFL draft, completed 65 percent of his passes in the 2010 season, for 3,869 yards.  He threw 32 touchdown passes, with only 12 interceptions.  In his career at Arkansas, Mallett set or tied 43 school or stadium records.  He tops the Razorback career rankings with 7,493 passing yards and 62 touchdown passes.

Premier Players Sports Foundation is a Tampa-based nonprofit company, that recognizes sports can be a game-changer in a child's life.  The foundation's mission is to provide orphanages around the world with sports ball, apparel and league sponsorships to help children get involved in sports.

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