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Ibitokun-Hanks named to National Performer of the Year watch list

UAlbany Sports Information   08-08-2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – University at Albany running back Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks is on the preseason watch list for the National Performer of the Year Trophy, presented by College Football Performance Awards.

The watch list includes 42 returning players from FCS programs. The trophy will be awarded Jan. 10, 2018.

Ibitokun-Hanks, a junior, is a coming off a sophomore year in which he led the Colonial Athletic Association with 1,388 yards and averaged 126.2 per game, fourth-best in FCS. He scored 16 touchdowns.

The Great Danes begin the season Sept. 2 at Old Dominion.

Here is the full watch list:

Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks, Albany Running Back
Joe Protheroe, Cal Poly Running back
Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas Quarterback
Shane Bucenell, Charleston Southern Quarterback
Alejandro Bennfield, Chattanooga Quarterback
Cam Jackson, The Citadel Running back
Alex Jeske, Dayton Quarterback
A.J. Hines, Duquesne Running back
Gage Gubrud, E. Washington Quarterback
Kevin Anderson, Fordham Quarterback
Chase Edmonds, Fordham Runnning back
Tyrell Maxwell, Gardner Webb Quarterback
DeVante Kincade, Grambling Quarterback
Anthony Philyaw, Howard Running back
Jake Kolbe, Ill. State Quarterback
Cardon Johnson, JMU Running back
Bryan Schor, JMU Quarterback
Chandler Burks, Kennesaw State Quarterback
James Tabary, McNeese Quarterback
Case Cookus, NAU Quarterback
John Santiago, North Dakota Runningback
Lance Dunn, North Dakota State Running back
Easton Stick, North Dakota State Quarterback
Justin Watson, Penn Wide receiver
John Lovett, Princeton Quarterback
Kyle Lauletta, Richmond Quarterback
Deontez Thompson, Richmond Running back
Kamron Lewis, Saint Francis Wide receiver
Devlin Hodges, Samford Quarterback
Corey Avery, Sam Houston State Running back
Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State Quarterback
Anthony Lawrence, San Diego Quarterback
Chris Streveler, South Dakota Quarterback
Taryn Christion, South Dakota State Quarterback
Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State Wide receiver
Austin Howard, Southern University Quarterback
Stacey Bedell, Stony Brook Running back
Troy Cook, UT Martin Quarterback
Zach Bednarcyzk, Villanova Quarterback
Detrez Newsome, Western Carolina Running back
Sean McGuire, Western Illinois Quarterback
Steve McShane, Western Illinois Running back

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