JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the college football season winding down in Mississippi, interest remains high in the 2016 C Spire Conerly Trophy as fans wait anxiously to see who will win the coveted award, which annually honors the top college football player in the Magnolia state.
While Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and seven other teams will determine their ultimate fate on the gridiron as the season concludes, college football fans will help influence who gets the best player honors. For the fourth time in the award's 21-year history, fan voting will count for 10 percent of the Conerly Trophy and a panel of statewide sports media will decide the remaining 90 percent. "We want fans to take part in identifying Mississippi's best college football player," said Bill Blackwell, executive director of the MSHOF and co-sponsor of the award along with C Spire. "Major League baseball and other sports have used fan voting for years. We think involving fans will help sustain interest in an award that's an integral part of the local college football scene."