Buies Creek – Campbell running back De’Shawn Jones has been named to the 2016 College Football Performance Awards Performer of the Year Watch List.
The Fayetteville native is one of just 40 FCS players nationally to make the preseason list.
Jones, who enters his senior season in 2016, topped the PFL in rushing with 1,072 yards, adding eight touchdowns a year ago, when he ran for 100-plus yards four times on the way to First Team All-PFL honors. The junior, who is already Campbell’s all-time rushing leader (1,991), reset his own CU single game school record with 201 yards in a three TD performance at Davidson.
Jones was also named to the 2016 Preseason All-PFL team, along with Campbell teammates Brian Stryffeler and Laurin O’Briant, both offensive linemen.
Campbell kicks off the 2016 season this Thursday night, hosting Bluefield College at Barker-Lane Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.