Three quarterbacks are finalists for Walter Payton Award
Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington, Justin Arias of Idaho State and John Robertson of Villanova were named today as the finalists for the Walter Payton Award.
All three have been invited to the announcement of the 28th Walter Payton Award, given to the nation’s outstanding player and considered the Heisman Trophy of the former Division I-AA level.
The winner will be announced at The Sports Network’s FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation on Dec. 15 in Philadelphia. The winners of the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS outstanding defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman of the year) and Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) also will be feted that night.