Craig Haley | STATS.com | October 18, 2017 Six more nominees added to Walter Payton Award watch list Keelan Doss was one of six players to play their way onto the midseason Walter Payton Award watch list. Share Six players were named midseason additions to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List on Wednesday. The Payton Award, first awarded in 1987 and presented to the FCS offensive player of the year, has watched past winners such as Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, John Friesz, Brian Finneran, Jimmy Garoppolo and Cooper Kupp move on to the NFL. A national panel of over 150 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will vote on 25 finalists following the regular season. The new nominees to the watch list are: Keelan Doss, UC Davis, WR, R-Jr., 6-3, 206, Alameda, California Ranks first in the FCS in receptions per game (9.3) and receiving yards per game (145) and second in receiving yards (870). Also has caught five touchdowns. MORE: Wofford's Brandon Goodson knows how to win with passing game Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas, R-Sr., 6-3, 192, Bossier City, Louisiana A four-touchdown performance against Sam Houston State has highlighted a season in which Hildebrand has completed over 68 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns. Hayden Hildebrand named to watch list for @FCS_STATS Payton Award for FCS Offensive Player of the Year. https://t.co/ThtTyW0Vgw #BearClawsUp pic.twitter.com/fQTkeOECJd — UCAsports.com (@ucasports) October 18, 2017 Josh Mack, Maine, RB, So., 6-1, 198, Rochester, New York Bolstered by 255- and 248-yard rushing performances, Mack leads the FCS in rushing yards per game (154.4). He's scored five touchdowns. Josh Mack added to @FCS_STATS Walter Payton Award Watch List#BlackBearNation #CAAFB #INorOUT Details: https://t.co/iRNRrkSVTY pic.twitter.com/ylaOdOulDK — Maine Football (@BlackBearsFB) October 18, 2017 Lamar Raynard, North Carolina A&T, QB, R-Jr., 6-4, 200, High Point, North Carolina Raynard has led the Aggies to a 7-0 start as the FCS leader in passing efficiency (185.5) with 20 touchdown passes against only three interceptions. .@MEACSports co-leader @NCATAGGIES is chasing excellence. But rival @NCCU_Football could have say in the end. #FCS https://t.co/268IGjxyGk pic.twitter.com/HwaD90lthD — FCS Football (@FCS_STATS) October 11, 2017 Chris Streveler, South Dakota, QB, R-Sr., 6-3, 215, Crystal Lake, Illinois The Missouri Valley's 2016 newcomer of the year has risen to an even higher level with 25 total touchdowns (17 passing, eight rushing) in the No. 4 Coyotes' 6-0 start. MORE: How a retired coach helped Columbia rise to the top Roc Thomas, Jacksonville State, RB, R-Sr., 5-11, 193, Oxford, Alabama The No. 1 offensive option for the Ohio Valley Conference power, Thomas has rushed for 553 yards and six touchdowns and is second on the team in receptions (11). Preseason nominees for the watch list were quarterbacks Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State, Taryn Christion of South Dakota State, Case Cookus of Northern Arizona, Gage Gubrud of Eastern Washington, Devlin Hodges of Samford, DeVante Kincade of Grambling State, Kyle Lauletta of Richmond, Anthony Lawrence of San Diego, Tyrell Maxwell of Gardner-Webb and Bryan Schor of James Madison; running backs Chase Edmonds of Fordham, Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks of Albany, John Lovett of Princeton and Detrez Newsome of Western Carolina; fullback Joe Protheroe of Cal Poly; wide receivers Emmanuel Butler of Northern Arizona, Kamron Lewis of Saint Francis, Troy Pelletier of Lehigh, Justin Watson of Penn and Jake Wieneke of South Dakota State; tight end Dallas Goedert of South Dakota State; and offensive tackle Brandon Parker of North Carolina A&T. Also this season, STATS will present the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS defensive player of the year), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman player of the year), Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) and Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete of the Year.