The winner will be announced at the STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 5, 2018 in Frisco, Texas.
Here's a look at the three finalists for the yearly award.
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Last year's winner of the Walter Payton Award, Briscoe would be the second player in FCS history to win the award twice (Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards, 2008-09) if he were to take home the hardware again this season.
Through the second round of the FCS playoffs, Briscoe has 4,398 yards and 41 touchdowns, completing 286 of 499 passes (57.3 percent) and throwing 12 interceptions. He threw for fewer than 300 yards only twice in 2017, with four 400-plus yard games and two 500-plus yard games, as well as seven 4-touchdown games and two 5-touchdown games. He also rushed for three touchdowns.
Chris Streveler, QB — South Dakota
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South Dakota's dual-threat QB put together a stellar campaign after transferring from Minnesota.
Streveler totaled 4,134 passing yards and 32 touchdowns on the season, completing 316 of 481 attempts (65.7 percent) with just 8 interceptions. He also led South Dakota on the ground with 168 carries for 720 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 55.4 yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry.
He led the nation with 373.4 total yards per game.
Keelan Doss, WR — UC Davis
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The junior wide receiver put together an impressive 2017 campaign, catching 115 passes for 1,499 yards (136.3 per game) with seven touchdown grabs, averaging 13 yards per catch. He also scored a 42 yard touchdown run on his only carry of the season.
Doss will look to be the first WR since 2015 (Cooper Kupp) and only the third wide receiver ever (Villanova's Brian Finneran won in 1997) to win the award.
Award voting results
While the winner won't be revealed until January, here's how the rest of the voting turned out for this year's award, per STATS:
4. Devlin Hodges, QB, Samford
5. Kyle Lauletta, QB, Richmond
6. Taryn Christion, QB, South Dakota State
7. Dominick Bragalone, RB, Lehigh
8. Bryan Schor, QB, James Madison
9. Hayden Hildebrand, QB, Central Arkansas
10. Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T
11. Josh Mack, RB, Maine
12. Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
13. Gage Gubrud, QB, Eastern Washington
14. (Tie) Lamar Raynard, QB, North Carolina A&T
14. (Tie) Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
16. Anthony Lawrence, QB, San Diego
17. Chad Kanoff, QB, Princeton
18. Chandler Burks, QB, Kennesaw State
19. Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona
20. Justin Watson, WR, Penn
21. DeVante Kincade, QB, Grambling State
22. (Tie) Neil O'Connor, WR, New Hampshire
22. (Tie) Troy Pelletier, WR, Lehigh
24. Detrez Newsome, RB, Western Carolina
25. Tommy Stuart, QB, Duquesne
Past Award Walter Payton Award Winners:
|2016||Jeremiah Briscoe||QB||Sam Houston State|
|2015||Cooper Kupp||WR||Eastern Washington|
|2013||Jimmy Garoppolo||QB||Eastern Illinois|
|2012||Taylor Heinicke||QB||Old Dominion|
|2011||Bo Levi Mitchell||QB||Eastern Washington|
|2010||Jeremy Moses||QB||Stephen F. Austin|
|2009||Armanti Edwards||QB||Appalachian State|
|2008||Armanti Edwards||QB||Appalachian State|
|2007||Jayson Foster||QB||Georgia Southern|
|2006||Ricky Santos||QB||New Hampshire|
|2005||Erik Meyer||QB||Eastern Washington|
|2004||Lang Campbell||QB||William & Mary|
|2002||Tony Romo||QB||Eastern Illinois|
|1999||Adrian Peterson||RB||Georgia Southern|
|1998||Jerry Azumah||RB||New Hampshire|
|1996||Archie Amerson||RB||Northern Arizona|
|1994||Steve McNair||QB||Alcorn State|
|1991||Jamie Martin||QB||Weber State|
|1988||Dave Meggett||RB||Towson State|