October games have passed, and some FCS players have continued to put up huge statistics. So if the season ended today, who would the fans vote for in the FCS level's top four awards — Walter Payton Award (top offensive player), Buck Buchanan Award (top defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (top freshman) and the Eddie Robinson Award (best coaching job).
Here, we highlight the Walter Payton Award vote.
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|WALTER PAYTON AWARD (Offense)||STATS|
|RB Ryan Fulse, Wagner, Sr.||FCS rush leader – 1,209 yds … 6 TDs|
|FB Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly, Sr.||2nd in FCS – 1,152 yds … 10 TDs|
|QB Calvin Turner Jr, Jacksonville, So.||FCS leader in rush yards per game – 164.0, 2nd in rush TDs – 14|
QB Chandler Burks, Kenn. St., Sr.
|FCS leader in TDs scored, any position – 19|
WR Michael Bandy, San Diego, Jr.
|Leads FCS in rec. yards – 1,033 … 9 TDs|
|WR Alexander Hollins, East. Illinois, Sr.||2nd in FCS in rec. TDs – 13 … T-2nd in rec. – 70|
|QB Devlin Hodges, Samford, Sr.||
FCS leader in passing – 3,076 yards, 26 TDs
|QB Jake Maier, UC Davis, Jr.||2,452 yards passing, 24 TDs, 3 INT.|
|WR Kelvin McKnight, Samford, Sr.||T-2nd in FCS in rec. – 70 .. 986 yds, 7 TDs|
|QB Tom Flacco, Towson, Jr.||Team leader – rushing (570 yds, 4 TDs), passing (2,201 yds, 19 TDs)|
|WR Keelan Doss, UC Davis, Sr.||Finalist last yr., leads FCS in rec. – 71 … 676 yards, 5 TDs|
|WR Alex Wesley, N. Col., Sr.||2nd in FCS in rec. yards – 1,005 … 51 rec., 4 TDs|
|QB Easton Stick, NDSU, Sr.||Team leader – rushing TDs (9), passing TDs (13) … 2 INT.|
|QB Anthony Lawrence, San Diego, Sr.||2nd in FCS in passing yards – 2,713 yds … 24 TDs, 4 INT.|
THE OTHER FAN VOTES
The Buck Buchanan Award (Vote Here)
The Jerry Rice Award (Vote Here)
The Eddie Robinson Award (Vote Here)
Who’s your favorite for the Walter Payton Award?
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