Today, TSA announced its watch lists for the 2016 SoCon Player of the Year and various associated positional honors, including quarterback, running back, offensive line, wide receiver, tight end, defensive line, linebacker, defensive secondary, kicker, punter, and long snapper. The watch lists will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of league teams. There will also be a watch list for the TSA SoCon Coach of the Year.
TSA is a member of the Global American College Football Awards Consortium (GACFAC), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. GACFAC is the standard-bearer for tradition-selection excellence.
The membership of TSA unveils the preseason watch lists in a series of four releases, one for offensive players, one for defensive players, one for special teams stalwarts, and one for coaches. All players listed are eligible for TSA’s SoCon Player of the Year, as well as honors for each of their respective positional categories.
Players not listed on any TSA watch list are ineligible for any post-season honors. However, TSA has a unique appeals process by which a player not on a watch list can be nominated for a special exemption. Any players granted such an exemption will be named to their respective TSA late-season watch lists for each positional category, and would become eligible for league player of the year as well.
Without further ado, here are the TSA watch lists for the SoCon’s special teams standouts. Congratulations to all the players who were selected.
(As noted earlier, other releases will feature the offensive and defensive teams watch lists, and the TSA SoCon Coach of the Year Watch List.)
|C. Addertion||LS||RS SR||W. Carolina|
|C. McDonough||LS||FR||W. Carolina|
|Jackson Wetherby||LS||RS FR||W. Carolina|
|John Garrett Abernathy||LS||JR||Mercer|
|Lee Riley||LS||So.||The Citadel|
|Patrick Keefe||LS||So.||The Citadel|
|Cody Clark||K||Sr.||The Citadel|
|Jacob Godek||K||Fr.||The Citadel|
|Jon Croft Hollingsworth||K||So.||Furman|
|Ian Berryman||P||RS SO||WCU|
|Jacob Godek||P||Fr.||The Citadel|
|Jon Croft Hollingsworth||P||So.||Furman|
|Will Vanvick||P||Sr.||The Citadel|