Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork. Nike Air Max Plus Clearance .com) - The number they focused on was in the win column, and that grew because of their leadership and individual excellence. Theres no denying quarterbacks Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington, Justin Arias of Idaho State and John Robertson of Villanova were at the head of the class in the FCS this season. All three have been invited to the announcement of the 28th Walter Payton Award, given to the nations outstanding player and considered the Heisman Trophy of the former Division I-AA level. The winner will be announced at The Sports Networks FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation on Dec. 15 in Philadelphia. The winners of the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS outstanding defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman of the year) and Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) also will be feted that night. Awards voting, conducted by a national panel, is based on the regular season. Following are short descriptions of Vernon Adams Jr., Justin Arias and John Robertson, and then the voting totals for fourth through 25th place for the 2014 Walter Payton Award: VERNON ADAMS JR., EASTERN WASHINGTON, QUARTERBACK, REDSHIRT-JUNIOR The first jersey Vernon Adams Jr.s son, Vernon III, received after being born in June was a Russell Wilson Seahawks No. 3. At our (school) bookstore, theyre not making (Eastern Washington University) No. 3 jerseys yet, weve just got No. 1 jerseys, said the Eagles star quarterback, who draws comparisons to the signal caller with the same number. Ill get him a No. 3 jersey here soon. No doubt, an EWU No. 3 jersey would sell out. Adams has been a human highlight reel for three seasons, helping the Eagles to win the Big Sky Conference title each time. Last years Walter Payton Award runner-up is back for another chance to win FCS outstanding player honors. When he redshirted in 2011, Adams watched as EWU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell captured the Payton to put alongside the Eagles 2010 national championship trophy. Bo Levi has both of them. Thats what makes him one of the greats, if not the greatest quarterback, to ever come through Eastern Washington, Adams said. My goal is to win a national championship. If the Walter Payton comes along, then it comes along. I tell guys all the time, thats a team award. Ironically, what EWU has in the 6-foot, 200-pounder from Pasadena, California, was even more evident this season because the Eagles played without the redshirt junior for four games after he broke his right foot. All he did in his return against FCS power Montana on Nov. 8 was pass for 410 yards and four touchdowns. The Big Skys all-time leader in touchdown passes threw for 30 in only eight regular-season games, and he would have led the FCS in total offense per game (391.5 yards) if he had played one more game to qualify for the NCAA statistics. Adams, a recreation management major with a coaching minor, and his girlfriend Cheyenne Merritt, a nursing major at EWU, will have plenty of fond tales to tell Vernon III. JUSTIN ARIAS, IDAHO STATE, QUARTERBACK, GRADUATE STUDENT One of Justin Arias hobbies is to build something from scratch, like his new desktop computer. His big project in the fall, though, was helping rebuild what was a struggling football program at Idaho State University. I like new challenges, the quarterback said. I really like to do things Ive never done before because I like the process of learning and becoming good at it. The Bengals had won only nine games over the previous six years, but this season they went 8-4, tied for second place in the Big Sky Conference and became nationally ranked for the first time since 2005. The 6-foot, 213-pound Arias was one of the chief architects of the turnaround, throwing for an FCS- high 4,076 yards and a school-record 38 touchdowns, while putting himself in the running for the Walter Payton Award which honors the outstanding player in the FCS. Idaho State trusted the vision of its coaching staff and seemed to find a higher level of achievement with each game. With the Bengals establishing a more consistent run game, their composed signal caller was even more dangerous throwing downfield, and the offense accounted for 6,744 yards, which is a Big Sky record for a 12-game schedule. I think its pretty special to come into a program and help rebuild it, said Arias, a former transfer who will earn a graduate degree in athletic administration in December. Hes from Agoura Hills, California. Last year I did pretty well, had good stats, but we just didnt win. Its awesome to get those stats and win games. It was definitely a team effort; I couldnt have done it without the team, without the O-line, without my receivers. It was awesome to accomplish it together. JOHN ROBERTSON, VILLANOVA, QUARTERBACK, REDSHIRT-JUNIOR On the night Villanova University quarterback John Robertson received national freshman of the year honors at the 2012 FCS Awards Presentation, Wildcats offensive coordinator Sam Venuto told the Jerry Rice Award recipient, You better be back here for the Walter Payton Award eventually. Two years later, Robertson has followed the order. One of three players eagerly awaiting the announcement of the 2014 Payton winner, the 6-1, 221-pound dual- threat has shredded opposing defenses throughout his redshirt junior campaign. He was named CAA Football offensive player of the week an incredible six times during the regular season while Villanova went 10-2 with only a pair of one- point losses. He was then named the conferences offensive player of the year. One of the big differences from this year and last year was just the amount of weapons (on offense), said the economics major from Paramus, New Jersey. Last season, he placed ninth in the Payton Award voting for the FCSs outstanding player. As the quarterback, you need help out there, and theyre really just giving it their all. During the regular season, Robertson led the FCS in passing efficiency (182.99), throwing for 2,629 yards and 34 touchdown passes against only three interceptions. He rushed for 978 yards and nine touchdowns, and was responsible for 260 points - the most in the nation. Robertson is on pace to graduate after the spring semester, but he plans to pursue a masters degree next year and direct the Nova offense again as a redshirt senior. He hopes to work on Wall Street in the future. For now, he will keep doing his best work in an opponents end zone. 2014 WALTER PAYTON AWARD VOTING In the 2014 Walter Payton Award voting, there were 160 ballots cast by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries. The results for No. 4-25 were as follows: 2014 Walter Payton Award.......1st....2nd....3rd....4th....5th....Total 4. Vad Lee, James Madison...........9.....18.....12.....17.....12.....199 5. Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State.8......8.....20.....16......8.....172 6. Zach Zenner, South Dakota State..5......5......8.....17.....11.....114 7. Alex Ross, Coastal Carolina......3......8......8.....11......7.....100 8. R.J. Harris, New Hampshire.......3......8......8.....10......3......94 9. Gus Johnson, Stephen F. Austin...3......4......9......7.....14......86 10. David Johnson, Northern Iowa.....2......6......5......8.....13......78 11T.DeAndre Carter, Sacramento State.1......8......3......4.....17......71 11T.Jacob Huesman, Chattanooga.......1......6......6......7.....10......71 13. Dakota Prukop, Montana State.....2......4......6......6......3......59 14. Tyler Varga, Yale................0......4......7......4......8......53 15. Chase Edmonds, Fordham...........0......2......6......9......6......50 16. Khairi Dickson, Saint Francis....1......4......5......3......6......48 17. Malcolm Cyrus, Alabama State.....2......3......1......2......1......30 18. Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington..1......1......3......1......5......25 19. DyShawn Mobley, E. Kentucky.....1......1......1......4......4......24 20. DaMarcus James, Jacksonville St..1......0......2......2......3......18 21. Bryan Bennett, SE Louisiana......0......1......1......3......1......14 22. Herb Walker Jr., Morgan State....0......1......1......2......1......12 23. MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois.0......1......0......1......0.......6 24. Connor Kacsor, Dayton............0......1......0......0......1.......5 25. Rob Hollomon, Central Connecticut0......0......0......0......1.......1 A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote four points, a third-place vote three points, a fourth-place vote two points and a fifth-place vote one point. Nike Air Max Plus Sale Uk . The Rainbow FlickNext up is the Rainbow Flick, or as you probably know it, the trick that everybody at soccer camp thought they knew how to do. Nike Air Max Plus Wholesale . Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. 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So if their teams find their way into a playoff meeting in January, it will deserve the same kind of hype this one got.Lets just hope its more competitive.What was on display Sunday was Brady at his best, helped by a rapidly improving receiving corps and offensive line, terrific special teams and the usual befuddling defensive schemes that Manning cant seem to conquer in Foxborough. Most telling as he fell to 2-7 in the venue — and 5-11 overall against Brady — was how often the Broncos had to rush to get the snap off before the play clock expired.Manning, of course, is a master of histrionics at the line of scrimmage. But in this game, he seemed more like the one confused than the one confusing the defence.That happens a lot against New England.I guess Im not smart enough to draw that many connections, said Manning, perhaps the smartest quarterback to play the game. I kind of take them one year at a time. (There are) different players and we didnt on offence do the things we talked about doing. That starts with me; Ive got to play better. Thats pretty plain and simple. When the quarterback stinks, usually youre not going to win too many games.Manning didnt come close to Bradys performance Sunday, but he didnt stink. He and his team, whose defence was ranked fourth in the NFL heading into the matchup, played their worst game of the year, though.That makes another potential Manning-Brady encounter even more intriguing. That it would have to come in the playoffs if it happens this season is something to cherish.Brady, who threw for four touchdowns and had open receeivers all over the field in the final three periods, seems to expect at least one more head-to-head encounter. Nike Air Max Plus Cheap Uk. And after the Broncos beat the Patriots to get to the Super Bowl last winter, Brady awaits such a rematch.He seems amused by the prospect.I think its just a topic for people to talk about, Brady said. Its hard to compare anybody; thats how I always feel. Ive been lucky enough to play here. Hes had an incredible career. Football has changed since I got in the league.Hes always set a really high bar for how to play. Ive tried to do the same through my efforts with my team. You know, the only thing I really care about is the respect of my teammates and trying to go out there every day and earn it. There are a lot of things that I cant control ... Youve just got to try to figure out the things you can control and work hard at them and earn it every day.Theres nothing thats given to you in this league. Peyton understands that. Ive known him long enough. Like I said, that team is going to have a great record at the end of the year.With the way New England (7-2) is playing, with five straight victories in which Brady has thrown for 18 TDs and one interception, his Patriots might be the team to fear most. Then again, the Broncos overall are the more talented club and are just as capable of getting on a roll.Theres always the chance that another division leader, perhaps Indianapolis or one of the AFC Central teams, also gets hot; Pittsburgh is that team now.In the end, though, its difficult to imagine that Manning-Brady XVII isnt coming up.I think it doesnt matter who you were playing. If I played the way I did today and we got beat like we did today Id like to think I would be just as disappointed, Manning said after Sundays debacle. So I dont really feel its more because its one particular team, I guess. Its your job to execute and perform and thats what I expect to do myself, and when I dont Im disappointed.So Im going to do my job better no matter who were playing.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '