CAA Football boasts a total of six student-athletes among The Sports Network’s Walter Payton Award Watch List and Buck Buchanan Award Watch list. Each watch list includes a total of 16 student-athletes, as the Payton Award is given the top FCS Offensive Player in the country and the Buchanan honor is awarded to the top FCS Defensive player in the country.

The winner of the 21st Walter Payton Award, the Buck Buchanan Award, the Eddie Robinson Award, which is given to the top coach in FCS, will be announced at the annual Sports Network Awards Banquet, Dec. 13 in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the Marriott Hotel.

By clicking the video links above or on the names of each individual you will be taken to a video highlighting each players accomplishments. Below is also a run-down of each players’ numbers thus far in 2007.

The Sports Network Walter Payton Award website

The Sports Network Buck Buchanan Award website

BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD FINALISTS

-- Jason Hatchell, LB - 11 G, 40 solo, 56 assisted, 96 total, 5-12 TFL, 0.5-3 sacks, 2-11 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF

-- Tony LeZotte, S - 11 G, 48 solo, 40 assisted, 88 total, 4-7 TFL, 2-15 INT, 8 PBU

WALTER PAYTON AWARD FINALISTS

-- Liam Coen, QB - 180-281-11-2251 passing yds, 64.1%, 23 TD, 204.6 pass yds/game, 310-(-79)-2251-2172 total yds, 197.5 total yds/game

-- Omar Cuff, RB - 290-1369 rushing yds, 29 TD, 124.5 rushing yds/game, 41-387 receiving yds, 4 TD, 35.2 receiving yds/game, 159.6 all-purpose yds/game

-- Tim Hightower, RB - 251-1561 rushing yds, 17 TD, 141.9 rushing yds/game, 27-194 receiving yds, 3 TD, 17.6 receiving yds/game, 159.5 all-purpose yds/game

-- Ricky Santos, QB - 230-315-7-2721 passing yds, 73.0%, 22 TD, 272.1 passing yds/game, 99-211 rushing yds, 9 TD, 21.1 rushing yds/game, 414-211-2721-2932 total yds, 293.2 total yds/game