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Heinicke, Pierce and West Named To Payton Award Watch List

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 07/12/2012
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CAA Football was represented by three standouts on the 2012 Payton Award Watch List initial release Thursday by The Sports Network.

Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke was one of eight newcomers to the list, while Delaware running back Andrew Pierce and Towson running back Terrance West were both finalist for last season's honor.

For the complete Walter Payton Award Watch list release visit sportsnetwork.com.  The Sports Network has also assembled an award homepage and can be accessed by clicking here.

The Payton Award Watch List can undergo revision during the 2012 season. Ballots will be sent to a panel of about 175 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries following the regular season on Nov. 19. The top three vote-getters will be invited to The Sports Network FCS Awards Presentation.

The Sports Network also presents the Buck Buchanan, Jerry Rice and Eddie Robinson awards. The Buchanan Award honors the FCS defensive player of the year, the Rice Award goes to the FCS freshman of the year and the Robinson Award honors the FCS coach of the year. Those three winners will join the top three Payton finalists at the national awards banquet.

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