Latest Walter Payton Award Stories

2010-12-28 08:00:00

HATBORO, Pa., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Network (TSN) - It was announced today by The Sports Network, the nation's premiere real-time source and wire service for sports content, that Fathead, the leading brand in sports and entertainment wall graphics with thousands of officially licensed products, has become the official sponsor of the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan and Eddie Robinson Awards. "Needless to say," stated Mickey Charles, President and CEO of TSN, "our...

2010-11-22 12:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists for the Football Championship Subdivision's top player honors were announced Monday and ballots were sent to the voters of the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan awards, sponsored by Fathead.com. Each award has 20 finalists. The Payton Award is bestowed on the outstanding player in the FCS and the Buchanan Award is given to the outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Ballots for the Payton and Buchanan awards were sent to a panel of...

2010-10-25 10:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) -- The dominance of Grambling State senior running back Frank Warren has earned him a spot on the Walter Payton Award Watch List, while Georgia Southern sophomore Brent Russell's disruptive play as a nose tackle has moved him onto the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. Each award, presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com, features a stellar 20-player Watch List that will be pared to winners of the Football Championship...

2010-07-12 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The race for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, sponsored by Fathead.com, kicked off Monday with The Sports Network's announcement that seven finalists from last season are part of a stellar 20-player Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. The Payton Award is in its 24th season and will be presented to the FCS national player of the year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship...

2010-05-03 08:00:00

HATBORO, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Network (TSN), the nation's foremost real-time sports wire service, has announced the appointment of Craig Haley as FCS Executive Director. "After a near exhaustive search to find the best talent for this position," stated Phil Sokol, Director of Operations for TSN, "with close to 150 capable and competent applicants responding, and some rather intense interviews, our search and investigative committee determined that Craig was the obvious...

2009-12-18 08:00:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards was named the 23rd winner of the Walter Payton Award Thursday night at The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision Awards Banquet, held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on the eve of the NCAA Division I Football Championship title game. Edwards became the first player to capture the award in back-to-back seasons and the first two-time winner of the Payton Award. Appalachian State...

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