Philadelphia, Pa. - Freshman tailback Terrance West of the Tigers has been added to the list of college freshmen competing for the Jerry Rice Award Watch List, it has been announced by The Sports Network.
There is a Watch List-high five running backs competing for the inaugural award which honors the outstanding freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. The award is presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com.
A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will select the first Jerry Rice Award winner after the regular season. The legendary wide receiver, who played in the FCS (then Division I-AA) at Mississippi Valley State, will be on hand at the national awards banquet on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas, to present the award.
West has led the No. 15 Tigers to a 5-1 record and a 3-0 record in the Colonial Athletic Association. He has rushed for 450 yards on 70 carries for a 6.4 average. He leads the CAA with 11 touchdowns and has been named as the CAA Rookie of the Week three times. He has also been honored as The Sports Network's National Freshman of the Week twice.
In addition to West, the running backs competing for the award are Chuck Dibilo of Princeton, David Johnson of Northern Iowa, Ross Scheuerman of Lafayette and Jordan Talley of Eastern Washington.
Dibilo and West were newcomers to the Watch List on Tuesday along with quarterbacks Michael German of Tennessee State and Austin Sumner of South Dakota State, right tackle Will Whitman of Harvard, wide receiver Brady Measom of Southern Utah, free safety Mike Crutcher of Missouri State and punter Jake Miller of Eastern Washington.
The list of nominees:
Mike Crutcher, Missouri State, FS, 6-2, 198
Michael Dallas II, Morgan State, LB, 6-0, 205
Chuck Dibilo, Princeton, RB, 5-11, 200
Michael German, Tennessee State, QB, 6-2, 215
D'Vonte Grant, North Carolina A&T, LB, 5-11, 215
R.J. Harris, New Hampshire, WR, 6-0, 194
David Johnson, Northern Iowa, RB, 6-3, 214
Eriq Lewis, Old Dominion, CB, 6-0, 180
Dillon Lucas, Villanova, LB, 6-0, 215
Brady Measom, Southern Utah, WR, 5-9, 165
Greg McGhee, Howard, QB, 6-3, 200
Jake Miller, Eastern Washington, Punter, 6-5, 205
Ross Scheuerman, Lafayette, RB, 6-0, 190
Austin Sumner, South Dakota State, QB, 6-5, 230
Jordan Talley, Eastern Washington, RB, 5-10, 180
Terrance West, Towson, RB, 5-11, 222
Brandon White, San Diego, WR, 6-3, 195
Will Whitman, Harvard, OT, 6-6, 260