Bryant’s Jordan Todman 9th in Walter Payton Award Voting

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Capping what was a remarkable junior season, Bryant
University running back Jordan Brown (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished ninth in
voting, including two first-place votes, for the Walter Payton Award, announced
Friday by The Sports Network/Fathead.com.

Given to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision,
Bo Levi Mitchell from Eastern Washington University became the 25th
recipient of the prestigious award. Mitchell received 57 first-place votes and
453 total on his way to an easy victory over Lehigh quarterback Chris Lum
(16-219) and Indiana State running back Shakir Bell (10-219).

The nation's leading rusher during the regular season, Brown received two
first-place votes, eight second-place votes and 11 third-place votes, finishing
with 94 total. Brown finished the season with 1,815 rushing yards and 19
touchdowns. He also caught 22 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns, and
returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown. On the season, he returned 11 punts
for 102 yards and 13 kickoffs for 337 yards.

The finish in the Walter Payton Award is just another honor for Brown. The
explosive back has already been named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player
of the Year and has been named All-NEC First Team, All-New England, Third Team
All-America by The Sports Network/Fathead.com and Second Team All-America by
Beyond Sports College Network.