SDSU’s Zach Zenner on Walter Payton Award Watch List – Again
South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner is hoping the third time will be the charm for the Walter Payton Award.
The Jackrabbit senior is one of 20 players on the pre-season watch list for the honor, which is presented annually to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision by The Sports Network.
Zenner is the only two-time finalist in the initial pool of players being considered for the award, he finished seventh in the balloting in 2012, sixth last season.
The Eagan, Minnesota native leads all active FCS players with 4,529 career rushing yards and 5,871 career all-purpose yards. His all-purpose yards mark already is a Missouri Valley Football Conference record, while his rushing total is 218 away from a league record.
The award will be presented December 15th. SDSU will post updates during the 2014 season on Twitter using #ZennerForPayton.