Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke has won the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Heinicke, a native of Atlanta, became just the second sophomore in FCS history to win the award, after receiving 72 first-place votes and 531 points Monday.
Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet finished second (284) and Wofford running back Eric Breitenstein (197) rounded out the top three. Heinicke is the ninth straight quarterback to be honored.
Heinicke passed for 4,158 yards and 35 touchdowns and rushed for 11 TDs to become the ninth straight QB to win the honor.
“I wasn’t disappointed,” Maysonet said. “I had a feeling Taylor would win it all. Being here was a humbling feeling. It was exciting to be in the last three. In my mind, that’s winning in my eyes to be here with these two great football players. Awards come and go . . . This award isn’t going to define who I am and what I did for Stony Brook football.”
Maysonet was acc...