Undercuffler Second In Rice Award Voting
CHICAGO – University at Albany quarterback Jeff Undercuffler finished second in the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award voting, the organization announced Wednesday. Undercuffler was one of 20 finalists for the Rice Award this season.
Undercuffler, a redshirt-freshman from Delran, N.J. pulled in 14 first-place votes among a total of 395 points to finish second in the voting results, well clear of third-place Javon Williams, running back from Southern Illinois. North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance took home the award, garnering 691 points, including 116 first-place votes.
Undercuffler finished the year with single-season program records in touchdown passes (41) and passing yards (3,543). He led UAlbany to its first-ever FCS playoff victory, tossing a single-game record six touchdown passes in a blowout of Central Connecticut State at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. Undercuffler’s 41 touchdown passes led the FCS in 2019.
A national panel of 156 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries voted on the Jerry Rice Award following the regular season. Voters selected a Top 5 on their ballot.
The 2019 Jerry Rice Award results:
1. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State: 116-20-9-2-0-691
2. Jeff Undercuffler, QB, UAlbany: 14-52-27-14-8-395
3. Javon Williams Jr., RB, Southern Illinois: 6-19-28-20-13-243
4. Tristan Wheeler, LB, Richmond: 0-8-14-29-11-143
5. Ailym Ford, RB, Chattanooga: 5-9-12-13-9-132
6. Omar Brown, CB, Northern Iowa: 1-8-13-11-10-108
7. Nick Eaton, DE, UC Davis: 3-9-11-3-15-105
8. Tyler Hudson, WR, Central Arkansas: 1-3-7-17-18-90
9. John Bachus III, QB, UT Martin: 3-6-5-8-12-82
10. Hajj-Malik Williams, QB, Campbell: 1-7-7-7-13-81
11. Keegan Shoemaker, QB, Lafayette: 1-3-8-5-10-61
12. Jacob Dobbs, LB, Holy Cross: 1-4-0-6-13-46
13. Xavier Gipson, WR, Stephen F. Austin: 1-0-5-5-8-38
14. Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, WR, Alabama A&M: 0-2-4-5-7-37
15. Ian Corwin, QB, Drake: 2-2-3-1-1-30
16. Tyrese Chambers, WR, Sacred Heart: 0-3-1-3-1-22
17. Jacob Roberts, LB, North Carolina A&T: 0-1-1-3-2-15
18. Jake Stebbins, LB, Cornell: 1-0-1-3-0-14
19. Jalen Leary, RB, Stetson: 0-0-0-1-5-7
20. Tra Fluellen, S, Houston Baptist: 0-0-0-0-0-0
A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote four points, a third-place vote three points, a fourth-place vote two points and a fifth-place vote one point.