Shaw placed on awards watch list

UAPB free safety Ryan Shaw might not have made a Preseason All-SWAC team as Coleman had hoped, but he has received some recognition to start the season.

The junior from Monticello has been named to the watch list of the College Football Performance Award for FCS defensive backs. The award winner will be announced Jan. 9.

Shaw intercepted four passes, broke up two and finished with 49 tackles last season in helping UAPB finish 6-5.

The College Football Performance Awards are presented to top players in both Football Bowl and Championship Subdivisions at each position. It is the largest awards organization in all of Division I football.

— I.C. Murrell