The Undercuffler Up For The Jerry Rice Award
In what has been a pretty amazing offensive season for the University of Albany Great Danes football team, there's a chance a major award could be won by QB Jeff Undercuffler. Undercuffler is on the watch list for the STATS Jerry Rice Award, which is given annually to the top freshman in all of FCS.
First off after debuting last year for the Great Danes and how good Undercuffler has been under center I almost forgot he's a Red Shirt Freshman. So far this year, Undercuffler has thrown for 28 touchdowns and over 2,400 yards.
Per a press release from UAlbany:
The award will be voted upon after the season by a panel of more than 150 sports information directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries.
Three of the first four recipients of the Jerry Rice Award went on play in the NFL: former Towson running back Terrance West, Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp and Fordham running back Chase Edmonds.
The 24 players nominated to the watch list are:
John Bachus III, QB, UT Martin
Omar Brown, CB, Northern Iowa
Tyrese Chambers, WR, Sacred Heart
Ian Corwin, QB, Drake
Jacob Dobbs, LB, Holy Cross
Nick Eaton, DE, UC Davis
Metrius Fleming, WR/RS, Tennessee Tech
Tra Fluellen, S, Houston Baptist
Ailym Ford, RB, Chattanooga
Xavier Gipson, WR/KR, Stephen F. Austin
Devron Harper, WR/RS, Gardner-Webb
Tyler Hudson, WR, Central Arkansas
Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, WR, Alabama A&M
Hendrix Johnson, WR, Northern Arizona
Kevin Johnson, RB/KR, Norfolk State
Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Jalen Leary, RB, Stetson
Will McElvain, QB, Northern Iowa
Keegan Shoemaker, QB, Lafayette
Jake Stebbins, LB, Cornell
Jeff Undercuffler, QB, UAlbany
Tristan Wheeler, LB, Richmond
Javon Williams Jr., RB, Southern Illinois
Hajj-Malik Williams, QB, Campbell