Aaron Winchester Added to Walter Payton Award Watch List

Aaron Winchester Added to Walter Payton Award Watch List

Senior quarterback Aaron Winchester was one of 16 players added to the watch list of the 2019 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, which is named for the legendary Hall of Fame running back and since 1987 has honored the offensive player of the year in college football's Division I subdivision.  Winchester is the fourth Blue Devil to appear on the list, joining three former running backs (Justise Hairston, James Mallory and Rob Hollomon).

Winchester and the Blue Devils are 8-1 on the season and 4-0 in Northeast Conference play and have won five straight games.  CCSU is ranked #20 in the STATS FCS Poll, and #17 in the FCS AFCA Coaches Poll this week.  They return home on Saturday hosting Saint Francis on Arute Field at 12 p.m.

Winchester is now completing 67 percent of his passes on the season, 125-of-187, for 1,918 yards, 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions.  He is also the leading rusher on the team with 614 rushing yards on 94 carries, good for 7.1 yards per rush, and four touchdowns. 
 
He ranks in the top-10 nationally in completion percentage (8th), passing efficiency (5th), passing yards per completion (5th), passing yards per attempts (2nd) and rushing yards per carry (11th).   

 

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