Shirden, Pius Recognized at FCS Nationwide Awards Party

FRISCO, Texas (January 8, 2023) – Monmouth sophomore running back Jaden Shirden and William & Mary sophomore linebacker John Pius

recognized as the best players in FCS football at some point in the Stats FCS National Awards Banquet on Saturday night. in Frisco, Texas.

Pius placed second in voting for the Dollar Buchanan Award, given to the best defensive player in FCS soccer

while Shirden was third in voting for the Walter Payton Award, given to the best offensive player in soccer. FCS. Incarnate word quarterback Lindsey Scott

Jr. received the Payton Award and Illinois country linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh claimed the Buchanan Award.

Shirden, the CAA Offensive Player of the Year, became the leading rusher in FCS this season, racking up 1,722 yards and 13 touchdowns on 206 carries

The yardage total became the second most on school records and the most by a CAA player since 2013

He also led the state in rushing yards per game (156.5 ypg) and rushing yards (8.36). ). Shirden topped the hundred-yard mark in nine of his eleven games

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