Greene is one of four candidates for the All-America Player of the Week, who are selected by a panel of ABC Sports and ESPN college football analysts, led by John Saunders. The other finalists are: Wisconsin running back Anthony Davis, who rushed 27 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Badgers'' 24-7 win over Illinois; California wide receiver Chase Lyman, who hauled in five receptions for a career-high 176 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Bears'' 49-7 win at Oregon State; and Purdue quarterback and two-time Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week winner Kyle Orton, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns in the Boilermakers'' 41-16 victory at Notre Dame.
Who will be this week''s winner is still undecided and the final decision now rests in the hands of college football fans nationwide. For the first time in college football history, fans can now make the call on who they think deserves to be the All-America Player of the Week with the power and ease of wireless text-messaging. Cingular is making the voting open to other wireless carriers* allowing even more fans to participate. Fans can also vote online at http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com/ or at ESPN.com (keyword: cingular).
Bulldog fans can show their support for Greene by voting for him up until 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 3. The winner will be announced during the October 3 11 p.m. EST broadcast of ESPN "SportsCenter".
Here''s how Bulldog fans can vote for Greene for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week:
* Text "PLAYER" to "64444" on your wireless phones * Follow the prompt to vote for your All-America selection * Alternatively, go to http://www.abcsportsallamerica.com/ or log onto http://www.espn.com/ and enter keyword "Cingular"
For fans voting on their wireless phones, they need only register one time. Then, each week, the four candidates for Player of the Week will automatically be sent to their wireless phones. Each time fans vote, they will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the Bowl Championship Series game of their choice or thousands of other instant prizes. Fans can vote as many times as they would like.
On December 1, fans will also get a chance to determine who the best player in the nation is by voting for the Cingular/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Year. Fans will have until December 8 to choose from among five finalists -- voting by either text messaging or online.
The selection process will culminate on December 11 at 2 p.m. EST in a one-hour special on ABC Sports when the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All- America Player of the Year (selected by fans), and the All-America team (selected by the Football Writers Association of America), will be announced.
*Other wireless carriers must opt-in for their subscribers to participate ABOUT CINGULAR WIRELESS
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