SBU's Miguel Maysonet Named to Walter Payton Award Watch List


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Senior Miguel Maysonet of the Stony Brook football team has been named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, the Sports Network announced on Thursday afternoon.

Maysonet rushed for 1,633 yards, a Stony Brook and Big South record, and 15 touchdowns in 2011.  He scored four touchdowns against Lafayette and Charleston Southern, becoming the school's all-time leader in rushing TDs (27).

He sits in fifth place in Conference history with 2,761 yards and is 873 yards shy of breaking the all-time mark set by former Liberty and current Jacksonville Jaguar running back Rashad Jennings.  Maysonet is 847 yards shy of breaking Conte Cuttino's school rushing mark of 3,607.

Entering 2012, Maysonet is tops among all active players in yards per game (115.0) and second in yards per carry (6.45).

The 2012 season gets underway on September 1 when the Seawolves host Central Connecticut.