Three Salukis added to midseason award watch lists

Quarterback Mark Iannotti attempts a pass during SIU's 35-29 loss to North Dakota State University on Oct. 31, 2015, at Saluki Stadium. (DailyEgyptian.com file photo)

Quarterback Mark Iannotti attempts a pass during SIU's 35-29 loss to North Dakota State University on Oct. 31, 2015, at Saluki Stadium. (DailyEgyptian.com file photo)

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

Three Salukis were honored Wednesday for their performances both on and off the field this season. 

Senior quarterback Mark Iannotti was named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for National Performer of the Year. Eight Missouri Valley Football Conference players were part of the list of 32 Football Championship Subdivision players.

Iannotti is fourth in the FCS with 360.9 yards of total offense per game and 2,351 passing yards this season. He is fifth in completion percentage, 68.5, and 13th in passing touchdowns with 17.

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Junior linebacker Chase Allen was one of five MVFC players in the CFPA’s 32-man Linebacker Award watch list. 

Allen is 11th in the FCS, and eighth among linebackers, with 89 total tackles. He also has three blocked kicks, good for third in the FCS.

Junior kicker Austin Johnson was honored with the Fred Mitchell Award for outstanding placekicking and community service in October. 

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @SCarleyDE

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