Aug. 28, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) has been selected to the official Walter Payton Award Watch List, it was announced today by the Sports Network. The Walter Payton Award is presented annually by the Sports Network to the top player in the Division I football championship subdivision, and will be awarded for the 22nd time on Thursday, Dec. 18, in Chattanooga, Tenn. In 2007, Randolph placed 12th in the Walter Payton Award voting.
Randolph returns as the starting quarterback for Holy Cross, after earning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year honors last season. During the 2007 campaign, he completed 297 of 482 passes for 3,604 yards and 30 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. Randolph set Holy Cross single-season records for total offense (3,741 yards), completions and passing attempts, while placing second on the single-season lists for touchdown passes and passing yards. He led the Patriot League in total offense, passing yards and pass efficiency (141.6 rating), while ranking second in the nation in total offense, passing yards and completions. Over the course of his career, Randolph has now completed 481 of 781 passes for 5,841 yards and 49 touchdowns. He currently ranks fourth all-time at Holy Cross in touchdown passes and passing yards, while standing fifth in total offense, completions and pass attempts.
The Crusaders will open the 2008 season when they play host to Massachusetts on Saturday, September 6, at 1:00 p.m.
2008 WALTER PAYTON AWARD WATCH LIST
Ramses Barden, WR, Cal Poly, Sr.
Nathan Brown, QB, Central Arkansas, Sr.
Liam Coen, QB, Massachusetts, Sr.
Herb Donaldson, RB, Western Illinois, Sr.
Armanti Edwards, QB, Appalachian State, Jr.
Terrell Hudgins, WR, Elon, Jr.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty, Sr.
Rodney Landers, QB, James Madison, Sr.
Corey Lewis, RB, Northern Iowa, Sr.
Mike McLeod, RB, Yale, Sr.
Matt Nicholls, QB, Eastern Washington, Jr.
Dominic Randolph, QB, Holy Cross, Sr.
Andre Roberts, WR, The Citadel, Jr.
Tyler Roehl, RB, North Dakota State, Sr.
Jordan Scott, RB, Colgate, Sr.
Javarris Williams, RB, Tennessee State, Sr.