Three added to Jerry Rice Watch List

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Three emerging freshmen joined the Jerry
Rice Award Watch List on Tuesday.

The Rice Award, now in its fourth season, honors the top first-year player on
the FCS level of college football, whether a true freshman or a redshirt
freshman.

The additions to the list are Sam Houston State wide receiver Yedidiah Louis,
Western Carolina linebacker Daniel Riddle and Youngstown State quarterback
Hunter Wells.

The Rice Award, named for the legendary wide receiver who played in the FCS
(then Division I-AA) at Mississippi Valley State, can undergo revision before
the finalists are announced after the regular season.

The winner will be announced at The Sports Network FCS Awards Presentation
Dec. 15 in Philadelphia.

The Jerry Rice Award Watch List:

Mike Basile, Monmouth, Safety, 6-1, 185, Brick, New Jersey

7 games: 44 TT, 37 solo, 1 TFL, 3 INT, 4 PBU

Preston Clark, Alabama State, Place-kicker/Punter, 6-1, 175, Jacksonville

8 games: 12-of-16 FG, 44 long, 62 points; 52 punts, 33.4-yard average, 54 long,
3 TB, 19 FC, 18 I20, 2 50-plus

Al Cobb, VMI, Quarterback, 6-3, 190, Pulaski, Tennessee

9 games: 199-for-313 (63.6 percent), 2,015 yards, 14 TD, 7 INT; 127.9 passing
efficiency, 223.9 ypg; 1 rush TD

Chandler Curtis, Mercer, Wide Receiver/Return Specialist, 5-10, 186, Calhoun,
Georgia

9 games: 2 carries, 36 yards, 1 TD; 20 receptions, 408 yards, 4 TD; 12 kick
returns, 28.2-yard average, 1 TD; 9 punt returns, 28.8-yard average, 3 TD;
115.7 all-purpose ypg

Garrett Dolan, Houston Baptist, Linebacker, 6-2, 235, Mont Belveiu, Texas

8 games: 70 TT, 49 solo, 6 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 PBU

Chase Edmonds, Fordham, Running Back/Kick Returner, 5-9, 185, Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania

8 games: 182 carries, 1,208 yards, 6.6 ypc, 16 TD, 151 ypg; 9 receptions, 65
yards, 1 TD; 201.4 all-purpose ypg

Josh Gontarek, Albany, Wide Receiver/Return Specialist, 5-11, 170, Mt. Airy,
Maryland

8 games: 37 receptions, 428 yards, 5 TD, 78.5 all-purpose ypg

Christian Guzman, Houston Baptist, Punter, 5-9, 160, Brookshire, Texas

8 games: 42 punts, 42.6-yard average, 61 long, 3 TB, 2 FC, 7 I20, 12 50+

P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State, Defensive End, 6-1, 270, Seguin, Texas

8 games: 47 TT, 23 solo, 15 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 BLK

Mario Jenkins, Idaho State, Linebacker, 6-1, 205, Nampa, Idaho

8 games: 80 TT, 29 solo, 9.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 3 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF, 1 FR

Alex Lakes, Mercer, Running Back, 5-10, 205, Newnan, Georgia

9 games: 148 carries, 923 yards, 6.2 ypc, 12 TD, 102.6 ypg; 3 receptions, 44
yards

Justin Lea, Jacksonville State, Right Tackle, 6-4, 275, Henagar, Alabama

Starter at right tackle for Gamecocks team that is ranked No. 6 nationally in
rushing offense and No. 11 in total offense.

Darius Leonard, South Carolina State, Linebacker, 6-3, 200, Lake View, South
Carolina

7 games: 48 TT, 36 solo, 7 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 FR, 1 FF

Yedidiah Louis, Sam Houston State, Wide Receiver, 5-8, 187, Richardson, Texas

8 games: 41 receptions, 444 yards, 1 TD; 3 carries, 29 yards

Octayvius Miles, Alabama A&M, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, 5-10, 165, Mesquite,
Texas

8 games: 10 receptions, 291 yards, 4 TD; 18 kick returns, 25.7 average, 1 TD

Jimmy Moreland, James Madison, Cornerback, 5-10, 175, Royal Palm Beach, Florida

8 games: 32 TT, 24 solo, 3 INT, 5 PBU, 2 FR, 3 BLK

Daniel Riddle, Western Carolina, Linebacker, 6-1, 225, Raleigh, North Carolina

8 games: 54 TT, 27 Solo, 4.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 2 FF

James Simms, Towson, Linebacker, 6-3, 190, Laurel, Maryland

8 games: 77 TT, 26 solo, 5.5 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF

Nathan Stone, Duquesne, Linebacker, 5-11, 234, Scottsdale, Pennsylvania

8 games: 58 TT, 27 solo, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF

Emmett Tela, Weber State, Linebacker, 6-1, 220, Provo, Utah

8 games: 79 TT, 46 solo, 10 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 2 QBH

Lucas Webb, Chattanooga, Free Safety, 6-1, 190, Northport, Alabama

8 games: 36 TT, 21 solo, 0.5 TFL, 4 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FR

Hunter Wells, Youngstown State, Quarterback, 6-5, 195, Navarre, Ohio

6 games: 69-for-104, 1,051 yards, 8 TD, 1 INT

Jake Wieneke, South Dakota State, Wide Receiver, 6-4, 205, Maple Grove,
Minnesota

8 games: 39 receptions, 723 yards, 8 TD, 18.5 ypc; 1 carry, 52 yards

Blaine Woodson, Delaware, Defensive Tackle, 6-2, 270, East Stroudsburg,
Pennsylvania

8 games: 38 TT, 21 solo, 10 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 QBH