UAlbany Communications and Marketing

IBITOKUN-HANKS ADDED TO WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST

UAlbany Sports Information   08-02-2017

University at Albany running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks was one of 22 players named to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award watch list Wednesday.

Ibitokun-Hanks, a junior, is one of four running backs on the watch list for the award, which honors the top offensive player in the country.

The list will be updated during the season. A national panel of more than 150 sports information directors and media members vote on the 25 finalists after the regular season.

Ibitokun-Hanks finished with a CAA-best 1,388 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore. He also ranked fourth in the FCS with an average of 126.2 yards per game.

Already this summer Ibitokun-Hanks has been named to preseason All-America teams by STATS and Athlon Sports. He also was placed on the CAA Preseason All-Conference team.

The Great Danes open their season Sept. 2 at Old Dominion.

MORE FROM ALBANY Football

MORE HEADLINES

GREAT DANE TVON-DEMAND VIDEO

<
Great Danes Defense Training for Turnovers
August 15, 2017 Football
Great Danes Defense Training for Turnovers
WATCH MORE VIDEO
Coach Bernard 'Tiger' Clark, Mic'd Up!
August 10, 2017 Football
Coach Bernard 'Tiger' Clark, Mic'd Up!
WATCH MORE VIDEO
>

GREAT DANE TV ON AMERICAEAST.TV