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Woodrum Finishes 13th in Jerry Rice Award Voting

December 18, 2012
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2012 Jerry Rice Award Final Voting

Big South Freshman of the Year Josh Woodrum finished 13th in the final voting for the Jerry Rice Award, as announced by the Sports Network at the annual FCS Awards banquet on Monday night.

The Jerry Rice Award is given annually to the top FCS freshman in the country, honoring NFL great and Mississippi Valley State standout wide receiver Jerry Rice.

This year's award winner was Villanova quarterback John Robertson, who garnered 56 out of 145 first-place votes and 412 total votes.

Robertson finished his first year at Villanova throwing for 1,830 yards and 14 touchdowns, to go along with his 936 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.

Finishing second in the Jerry Rice Award voting was UNI's Sawyer Kollmorgen (361 votes), followed by Appalachian State's Sean Price (312 votes), Chattanooga's Jacob Huesman (193 votes) and Southern Utah's Zak Browning (175 votes).

Woodrum took home four second-place votes, three third-place votes, seven fourth-place votes and 39 total votes.

Last month, Woodrum became the second player in program history to earn Big South Freshman of the Year honors.

The redshirt freshman finished his first year on the field setting a program freshman record with 1,963 total offensive yards and second most freshman passing yards. In his first season under center for the Flames, Woodrum completed 183-of-267 passing attempts for 1,966 passing yards and 11 touchdowns.