Colt McCoy Third in AP Player List

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    Colt McCoy ran for a record 175 yards as Texas beat rival Texas A&M 49-39 Thursday night.

    Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh is the first defensive player to be voted The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year.

    Suh finished the season with one of the great performances of the year, getting 4½ sacks as the Cornhuskers nearly upset No. 2 Texas in the Big 12 title game.

    He received 26 of a possible 59 votes from AP college football poll voters to edge Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, who received 20 votes.

    Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram finished tied for third with Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, each getting six votes. Florida's Tim Tebow received one vote.

    Since the AP started handing out a player of the year award in 1998, all the winners have been quarterbacks or running backs.