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CFB: UNI's Johnson Named To Walter Payton Watch List

Updated: Monday, July 7 2014, 03:34 PM CDT
PHILEDELPHIA,
Pa.Senior running back David Johnson has been named to the 2014 Walter
Payton Award Watch List, it was announced today by The Sports Network.



This
marks the second year in a row that the Clinton, Iowa native has been named to
the distinguished list. The Walter Payton Award is given out to the top-FCS
offensive player each season with 20 student-athletes making the Watch List
before the season begins.





Johnson
joins former UNI Panthers Dedric Ward (1996), Ryan Helming (1999, 2000),
Terrance Freeney (2003), Eric Sanders (2007), Chad Rinehart (2007) and Tirrell
Rennie (2011) who have also made it onto the award watch list. Sanders finished
second in the voting in 2007 and Rennie placed 12th in the voting
process in 2011.





The
preseason awards have been rolling in for Johnson after being named to the
College Football Performance Awards Running Back Award Watch List. He was also
named to the Sports Network Preseason All-America first team.





The
senior will look to continue his stellar career during the 2014 season after
leading the team in rushing yards with 1,286 in 2013. He added 393 yards
through the air for a staggering 1,679 all-purpose yards.





He
started 10 games for UNI and led the team in touchdowns with 14. He is now
fourth all-time at UNI in career rushing yards, tied for fourth in career
rushing touchdowns and is just one of three players in UNI history to record at
least 1,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards rushing in a career.



CFB: UNI's Johnson Named To Walter Payton Watch List


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