Illinois State senior wide receiver Anthony Warrum was selected as one of 40 players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to be named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2016 FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List by the organization Tuesday.
A 2016 preseason All-America selection, Warrum earned Third-Team All-America honors from the Associated Press and STATS FCS following the 2015 season and was named to the College Sporting News 2015 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team. A First Team All-MVFC pick at wide receiver, the Fishers, Indiana, native set an Illinois State single-season record and led the MVFC with 15 receiving touchdowns and ranked second in the league with 1,290 yards on 58 receptions.
Warrum's name also appeared near the top of several national rankings at the end of the year, as he finished the season ranked No. 2 in receiving touchdowns (15) and yards per reception (22.2), No. 4 in receiving yards (1,290) and No. 8 in receiving yards per game (99.2) among all receivers in FCS football.
The 2016 FCS National Performer of the Year Award will be announced on Jan. 11, 2017. The winner will receive a 22-inch K-9 optic crystal tower with an eight-inch crystal football on top.