The accolades for Miguel Maysonet continued to pour in Wednesday when he was named one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The other finalists include Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke and Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein. The finalists had originally been narrowed down to 20 players earlier this month.
Maysonet, a 2009 Riverhead graduate, will attend a ceremony in Philadelphia Dec. 17 where the winner will be announced along with several other major awards from the college football season. The Walter Payton Award is considered the Heisman Trophy of the FCS.
Maysonet leads Stony Brook University against Montana State Saturday night in the second round of the FCS playoffs. The Seawolves won 20-10 last weekend against Villanova.
Maysonet was already honored as the Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year.