Adams, Kupp on Walter Payton Award watch list
Well-known already in The Sports Network postseason awards circles, Eastern Washington junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. and sophomore Cooper Kupp are on the initial Watch List for the Walter Payton Award presented annually by TSN to the top player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
Adams was the 2013 runner-up for the Payton Award while Kupp was a unanimous winner of the Jerry Rice Award given by TSN to the top freshman in FCS. They join a list of 20 players on the initial Watch List.
Adams finished with 446 votes last season, 130 behind the 576 of winner Jimmy Garoppolo of E...