December 5, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 33

Eagles' Vernon Adams is finalist for Walter Payton Award

Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams is one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in FCS football, The Sports Network announced Dec. 3.

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Adams, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois and running back Terrance West of Towson have been invited to the announcement of the 27th Walter Payton Award, bestowed on the outstanding player in the FCS and considered the Heisman Trophy of the former Division I-AA level.

The winner will be announced at The Sports Network's FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia. The winners...

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