Saturday, January 07, 2012
At the end of the football season, you had to think he had an excellent chance at the Payton award.
Senior QB Chris Lum, who had the most touchdown passes and most single-season passing yards of any Lehigh quarterback - and the Mountain Hawks have had some great ones - was the most dominant quarterback statistically of all the signal-callers who made it to the FCS playoffs.
But to the voters in the Sports Network's Walter Payton award, it was not enough.
Instead, the award went to QB Bo Levi Mitchell, who had comparable statistics to Lum, but only commanded his Eagles to a 6-5 record.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
This weekend, he's headed to Frisco, TX, where he will discover if he'll be Lehigh's first-ever winner of the Walter Payton award.
The Payton Award, offered by the Sports Network to the most valuable player in Division I Football Championship Subdivision, has been called the "Heisman Trophy" of FCS.
So what was the first thing he mentioned to me when I contacted him?
His grades from the past semester.