(STATS) – Northern Arizona quarterback Case Cookus has been added to the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List, announced Tuesday by the organization.
Cookus, along with Austin Gahafer of Morehead State, KD Humphries of Murray State, Mark Iannotti of Southern Illinois and Daniel Sams of McNeese State, and running back Jacobi Green of Richmond, have all been nominated to the Offensive Player of the Year Watch List.
Voting for the national honor will take place next week, with the top three vote-getters from 25 finalists getting invited to the STATS FCS Awards Banquet on Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas, where the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year will be named.
Cookus, the only freshman named to the watch list, has Northern Arizona on a four-game win streak and a chance to earn a share of the Big Sky regular season title. He set a new FCS record for the most touchdown passes by a freshman with 33 this past weekend. Cookus has completed 189 of 266 passes for 2,761 yards. He leads the FCS in completion percentage (71.1) and passing efficiency (196.33).
Other players on the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watch List are quarterbacks Scott Hosch of Harvard, Jacob Huesman of Chattanooga, Eli Jenkins of Jacksonville State, Troy Mitchell of Western Carolina, Dakota Prukop of Montana State, Alex Ross of Coastal Carolina, Dalyn Williams of Dartmouth and Johnathan Williams of Grambling State; running backs Kendell Anderson of William & Mary, Tarik Cohen of North Carolina A&T, Marshaun Coprich of Illinois State, Chase Edmonds of Fordham, Kade Harrington of Lamar, Johnta' Hebert of Prairie View A&M and De'Angelo Henderson of Coastal Carolina; wide receivers Tyler Dube of Sacred Heart, Cooper Kupp of Eastern Washington and Jake Wieneke of South Dakota State; and offensive tackle Joe Haeg of North Dakota State.