MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State senior-to-be Donte Sawyer has been selected to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Wide Receiver Watch List. The list recognizes the Football Championship Subdivision’s top receivers entering the season.
Sawyer, a native of Acworth, Ga., finished the 2011 campaign with 60 catches for 904 yards and a school-record 12 touchdowns. He also owns Morehead State’s career record for TD receptions (16).
Sawyer led the Pioneer Football League in touchdown catches a season ago, while ranking third in receiving yards per game (82.2) and fourth in points per contest (6.0). He registered five games of 100-plus receiving yards, including a 183-yard effort on Sept. 17 at Saint Francis (Pa.).
Following his junior season, the 6-foot, 190-pound receiver was named to the All-PFL First Team and All-Commonwealth Collegiate Football Team.
Sawyer joins Davidson's Lanny Funsten as the only PFL receivers on this year’s preseason watch list. Elon’s Aaron Mellette won the 2011 FCS award, while Baylor’s Kendall Wright picked up top honors at the Football Bowl Subdivision level.
Morehead State begins regular-season action on Thursday, Aug. 30, when Southern Virginia visits Jayne Stadium at 7 p.m. ET. It will be the first of six home games for the Eagles in 2012.