Buies Creek – Campbell rookie standout Caleb Snead is one of 15 nationally named to the initial STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award watch list, named for the legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver and presented in the postseason to the FCS freshman player of the year since 2011.
Snead, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, owns 341 receiving yards with four touchdowns on 17 catches through his first six collegiate games. The Lynchburg, Va. native is averaging 20.1 yards per catch, a team-best, posting at least two grabs in each game so far this season.
Snead has earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors twice already, posting 98 yards with a TD in a CU win at Georgetown, and again after tallying 72 yards on four catches with a touchdown against FBS Coastal Carolina.
It is the third consecutive year that a Camel has been named to the Rice Award watch list, following Elijah Burress in 2016 and Daniel Smith, who was a finalist in 2017.
The Camels, who are off to their best start in program history at 5-1, will open Big South play at Monmouth on Saturday, October 20th following their week 7 bye week.