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McKinnon on Payton watch list
Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon, center, displays some swagger after scoring the first of his four touchdowns against Old Dominion in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs at Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va., in this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, file photo.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon was selected as one of the 20 initial members of The Sports Network Walter Payton Award watch list. The Walter Payton Award is presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. McKinnon led the high-powered GSU offense last year as the rushing and scoring leader, accounting for 27 touchdowns.