CARTER NAMED FINALIST FOR THE WALTER PAYTON AWARD

CARTER NAMED FINALIST FOR THE WALTER PAYTON AWARD

PHILADELPHIA — The Sports Network named DeAndre Carter a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, it was announced today. The award is presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

This season, Carter has set Sacramento State single-season records with 90 receptions and 16 receiving touchdowns. He enters the Causeway Classic with 1,200 yards and needs 79 yards to set the school single-season record.

Earlier this season, Carter was named the FCS Offensive Player of the Week after catching 16 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns against Southern Utah. His receptions and yardage total were the most in Sacramento State history.

This past weekend, Carter earned the Big Sky Specials Teams Player of the Week honor based on his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown which broke a 41-41 tie to give the team the victory over Portland State.

The San Jose, Calif., native is one of 25 student-athletes nominated for the award. Fred Amey (2004) was the last Sacramento State player on the ballot.

2014 WALTER PAYTON AWARD NOMINEES
Name Yr.    Pos. 
School
Vernon Adams
Jr. QB Eastern Washington
Justin Arias
Sr. QB Idaho State
Bryan Bennett
Sr. QB Southeastern Louisiana
DeAndre Carter
Sr. WR Sacramento State
Marshaun Coprich
Jr.
RB Illinois State
Malcolm Cyrus
Sr.
RB Alabama State
Khairi Dickson
Jr.
RB Saint Francis
Chase Edmonds
Fr.
RB
Fordham
R.J. Harris
Sr.
WR
New Hampshire
Rob Hollomon
Sr.
RB
Central Connecticut State
Jacob Huesman
Jr.
QB Chattanooga
Damarcus James
Sr.
RB Jacksonville State
David Johnson
Sr.
RB Northern Iowa
Gus Johnson
Sr.
RB Stephen F. Austin
Connor Kacsor Sr. RB Dayton
Cooper Kupp
So. WR Eastern Washington
Vad Lee
Jr.
QB James Madison
Dy'Shawn Mobley
Jr.
RB Eastern Kentucky
Mycole Pruitt
Sr.
TE Southern Illinois
Dakota Prukop
So. QB Montana State
John Robertson
Jr.
QB Villanova
Alex Ross
Jr.
QB Coastal Carolina
Tyler Varga
Sr.
RB Yale
Herb Walker, Jr. So. RB Morgan State
Zach Zenner Sr. RB South Dakota State
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