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2011-11-15 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The season-long excellence of Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick and Towson running back Terrance West earned both players a spot on the Walter Payton Award Watch List on Tuesday, while Coastal Carolina cornerback Josh Norman joined the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The 25th Walter Payton Award will honor the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision and the Buck Buchanan Award is presented to the FCS' outstanding...

2011-11-08 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) - The watch lists for the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan awards are full of talented players, but there is no denying Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders and Georgetown defensive end Andrew Schaetzke have played their way into the mix this season. On Tuesday, Flanders joined the race for the 25th Walter Payton Award, which honors the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision, while Schaetzke was...

2011-10-25 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Is it the year of the junior? Consistent excellence this season has landed Bryant junior running back Jordan Brown and Elon junior wide receiver Aaron Mellette on the 2011 Walter Payton Award Watch List and Alabama State junior free safety Kejuan Riley on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. The Walter Payton Award, celebrating its 25th anniversary, honors the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision, and the Buck Buchanan...

2011-10-04 10:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Excellent early season play has led to four players joining the 2011 Walter Payton Award Watch List and three others being added to Buck Buchanan Award, the two highest individual awards in the Football Championship Subdivision which are presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com. Joining the race for the 25th Walter Payton Award, which honors the outstanding player in the FCS, are Indiana State sophomore running back Shakir...

2011-07-11 11:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) -- The race for the 2011 Walter Payton Award, sponsored by Fathead.com, kicked off with The Sports Network's announcement that six returning finalists from last season headline a stellar 20-player Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. The Payton Award will celebrate its 25th anniversary this season and be presented to the FCS' outstanding player at the national awards banquet Thursday night,...

2011-03-22 13:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) - The Sports Network announced today that the outstanding freshman player in the Football Championship Subdivision will be honored each season with the Jerry Rice Award, presented by TSN and sponsored by Fathead.com. This honor is named for the Hall of Fame wide receiver, acknowledged as one of the greatest players in football history. Rice is joining three other football legends whose names adorn the top individual awards in...

2011-01-07 08:00:00

FRISCO, Texas, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Network (TSN) - Jeremy Moses' record-setting passing ability often separated Stephen F. Austin from opposing teams. Thursday night, the senior quarterback separated himself in the 2010 Walter Payton Award balloting, securing more than two times as many first-place votes as any other candidate, while becoming the 24th annual winner of the Football Championship Subdivision's most prestigious award as the national player of the year. The...

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...

2010-12-01 10:52:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three outstanding quarterbacks who hope to cap their seasons in the NCAA Division I Championship Game next month already know they will make the trip to Frisco, Texas, for the announcement of the Walter Payton Award. Matt Barr of Western Illinois, Jeremy Moses of Stephen F. Austin and DeAndre Presley of Appalachian State have been invited to the 24th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Awards Presentation on Thursday, January 6. The Sports...

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...