Fans Can Vote Imoh as Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week
Voting takes place Sunday only
November 7, 2004

Virginia Tech junior running back Mike Imoh has been selected as a Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week finalist for his breakout performance against North Carolina yesterday. Imoh rushed for 243 yards, best in school history, and two touchdowns in the Hokies' 27-24 nail-biter at North Carolina to stay alive in the ACC title race. Virginia Tech has now won five games in a row and is tied for first place in the conference.

Imoh 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: Texas running back Cedric Benson, who rushed 142 yards and five touchdowns in the Longhorns' 56-35 win over Oklahoma State; Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who scored three touchdowns on a run, reception and punt return, in the Buckeyes' 32-19 win at Michigan State; and Oklahoma quarterback Jason White, who threw for 292 yards and five touchdowns in the Sooners' 45-38 win at Texas A&M.

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).

Hokie fans can show their support for Imoh by voting for him up until 8 p.m., EST on Sunday, Nov. 7. The winner will be announced during that night's 11 p.m., EST broadcast of ESPN "SportsCenter".