Monday, November 23, 2009

Perrilloux a Payton finalist

As expected, JSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux made it to the formal ballot for the Walter Payton Award -- the FCS Heisman. He is one of 11 quarterbacks on the 20-player ballot.

Here are the pertinent stats of the 20. Cast your vote here. Pick three (in order of preference). If you don't want to respond in this forum, email me at

Pat Devlin, Delaware QB, Junior: 220-of-344 (64%), 2,664 yards passing, 16 passing touchdowns 9 interceptions; 84-127-4 rushing; 2,791 yards of total offense. Transfer from Penn State

Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State QB, Senior: 189-of-261 (72%), 2,504 yards passing, 10 passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions; 101-575-16 rushing; 3,079 yards of total offense, 9 games played. Last year's winner. Transfer from South Carolina.

William Ford, South Carolina State RB, Senior: 189 carries, 1,026 yards rushing, 8 rushing touchdowns; 18-122-2 receiving; 1,990 all-purpose yards. He was 12th in last year's voting.

Pat Grace, Northern Iowa QB, Senior: 155-of-253 (61%), 2,280 yards passing, 20 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions; 93-297-8 rushing; 2,577 yards of total offense. Ranks seventh nationally in passing efficiency.

Cameron Higgins, Weber State QB, Junior: 238-of-366 (65%), 2,890 yards passing, 28 passing touchdowns, 14 interceptions; 30-(-95) rushing; 3,059 yards of totaloffense. Ranks 13th in total offense, sixth in passing, sixth in TD passes. He finished sixth last season.

Terrell Hudgins, Elon WR, Senior: 111 catches, 1,466 yards receiving, 15 receiving touchdowns.
He led the nation in receiving and yards. He caught a TD pass in all but two games in 2009. He was 11th in the 2007 voting, 15th last year.

Deji Karim, Southern Illinois RB, Senior: 205 carries, 1,512 yards rushing, 16 rushing touchdowns; 13-161 receiving; 1 KOR touchdown. Ranks second in rushing and third in all-purpose yards.

Bryant Lee, Southern QB, Senior: 158-of-250 (63%), 2,039 yards passing, 19 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions; 63-166-5 rushing; 2,425 yards of total offense. Ranks 10th nationally in passing efficiency, 17th in total offense.

Michael Herrick, Northern Arizona QB, Junior: 270-of-407 (66%), 3,356 yards passing, 22 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions; 31-(-75) rushing; 3,281 yards of total offense. Transfer from Ole Miss. Ranks sixth in total offense, 15th in passing efficiency.

James Mallory, Central Connecticut State RB, Senior: 257 carries, 1,243 yards rushing, 15 rushing touchdowns; 12-61 receiving; 1,357 all-purpose yards, 3 blocked kicks. Ranks fourth nationally in rushing and is 99th in total offense, a category normally dominated by quarterbacks.

Jeremy Moses, Stephen F. Austin QB, Junior: 320-of-474 (68%), 3,488 yards passing, 36 passing touchdowns, 14 interceptions; 40-55 rushing; 3,543 yards oftotal offense. SFA has the nation's No. 1 scoring and passing offense. Moses ranks fourth nationally in total offense, 16th in passing efficiency.

Matt Nichols, Eastern Washington QB, Senior: 255-of-382 (66%), 3,369 yards passing, 30 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions; 59-85-2 rushing; 3,454 yards of total offense. Ranks fifth nationally in total offense, eighth in passing efficiency. Been intercepted in just two games and not thrown any in his last five games.

Toddrick Pendland, McNeese State RB, Senior: 168-992-17 rushing; 27-237-2 receiving; 1,237 all-purpose yards. Leads the nation in scoring and ranks 12th in rushing.

Ryan Perrilloux, Jacksonville State QB, Senior: 138-of-236 (58%), 2,345 yards passing, 23 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 98-443-8 rushing; 2,793 yards of total offense. Transfer from LSU. Leads the nation in passing efficiency, ranks fourth in points responsibility and 12th in total offense.

Curtis Pulley, Florida A&M QB, Senior: 137-of-226 (61%), 1,824 yards passing, 12 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions; 122-881-6 rushing; 2,705 yards of total offense. Ranks 16th nationally in total offense.

Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross QB, Senior: 279-of-434 (64%), 3,429 yards passing, 31 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions; 111-474-6 rushing; 3,903 yards of total offense. He is the active FCS career leader in total offense (13,887 yards), passing yards (13,108 yards), passing touchdowns (114) and ranks second in touchdowns responsible for (129). He is fourth all-time in passing and total offense. Currently leads the nation in total offense. He finished 12th in 2007 voting and ninth in 2008.

Chase Reynolds, Montana RB, Junior: 251 carries, 1,159 yards rushing, 15 rushing touchdowns; 27-248-2 receiving. Ranks seventh in rushing.

Andre Roberts, The Citadel WR, Senior: 77 catches, 792 yards receiving, 8 receiving touchdowns; 12-77 rushing, 14 punt returns, 15.5 average; 3 kickoff returns, 22.0 average; 1,152 all-purpose yards. Roberts is expected to be the first FCS player selected in the 2010 NFLDraft.
Currently tied for 13th in receptions and is sixth in punt returns. He finished 13th in 2008 voting.

David Sinisi, Monmouth RB, Senior: 300 carries, 1,437 yards rushing, 13 rushing touchdowns; 20-249-4 receiving; 1,738 all-purpose yards. Ranks third nationally in rushing, tied for eighth in scoring and 10th in all-purpose yards. He finished 16th in last season's voting.

Trevyn Smith, Weber State RB, Senior: 221 carries, 979 yards rushing, 7 rushing touchdowns; 32-270 receiving; 1,249 all-purpose yards. Ranks 14th in rushing.

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