CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sacred Heart fifth-year running back Jordan Meachum has been named to the College Football Performance Awards 2019 FCS Performer of the Year Award Watch List, the organization announced on Tuesday morning.
Meachum was one of 40 players to earn a spot on the list and just one of three players from the Northeast Conference recognized along with Duquesne running back A.J. Hines and Central Connecticut State running back Aaron Dawson. In addition, Meachum is one of just 14 non-quarterbacks listed on the CFPA's 2019 preseason watch list.
This announcement comes on the heels of Meachum earning a spot on the Preseason All-NEC Team following his breakout campaign in 2018. Meachum was a two-time NEC Offensive Player of the Week and earned Second Team All-NEC honors.
As a then-senior, Meachum rushed for 1,396 yards while playing in all 11 games during the 2018 campaign in which the Pioneers claimed a share of the NEC Regular Season title. The 1,396 yards on the ground represents the second-highest single-season rushing total in school history while he found the end zone 11 times. Meachum ranked fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (126.9), seventh in total rushing yards (1,396) and ninth in all-purpose yards per game (148.5). He ran for a school record 318 yards and 13.8 yards per carry in a 49-26 home win over Bryant and produced seven 100+ yard performances on the ground in 11 games last season, including five straight to finish the campaign. He enters his final season as a Pioneer with 1,952 career rushing yards, ranking eighth all0time at SHU.
The CFPA FCS Performer of the Year Award will be announced on January 15, 2020.
Sacred Heart opens the season on Friday, August 30 visiting 2018 FCS National Semifinalist and No. 7 nationally-ranked Maine at 6:00 PM at the Harold Alfond Sports Stadium.
2019 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List
Luke Anthony (QB), Abilene Christian
Noah Johnson (QB), Alcorn State
Jeremiah Oatsvall (QB), Austin Peay
Aaron Dawson (RB), Central Connecticut State
Grant Breneman (QB), Colgate
Derek Kyler (QB), Dartmouth
Wesley Dugger (RB), Davidson
Jack Cook (QB), Dayton
A.J. Hines (RB), Duquesne
Eric Barriere (QB), Eastern Washington
Davis Cheek (QB), Elon
Quay Holmes (RB), ETSU
Deondre Francois (QB), Hampton
Aaron Shampklin (RB), Harvard
Caylin Newton (QB), Howard
Brady Davis (QB), Illinois State
James Robinson (RB), Illinois State
Jon Copeland (QB), Incarnate Word
Ryan Boyle (QB), Indiana State
Zerrick Cooper (QB), Jacksonville State
Ben DiNucci (QB), JMU
Chris Ferguson (QB), Maine
Kenji Bahar (QB), Monmouth
Dalton Sneed (QB), Montana
Troy Andersen (RB), Montana State
Case Cookus (QB), NAU
Chase Fourcade (QB), Nicholls State
Shelton Eppler (QB), Northwestern State
Elijah Dotson (RB), Sacramento State
Jordan Meachum (RB), Sacred Heart
Michael Bandy (WR), San Diego
Austin Simmons (QB), South Dakota
Cade Johnson (WR), South Dakota State
Pierre Strong, Jr. (RB), South Dakota State
Daniel Santacaterina (QB), Southeast Missouri
D.J. Davis (RB), Southern Illinois
Tom Flacco (QB), Towson
Jake Maier (QB), UC Davis
Josh Davis (RB), Weber State
Tyrie Adams (QB), Western Carolina