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Lum Finishes Second in Payton Voting

(Photo Credit: Donna Fisher/The Morning Call)

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.

Catching up with QB Chris Lum Before Frisco

It's a few days before what could be a spectacular finale to senior QB Chris Lum's Lehigh football career.

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.