Howard University Bison Quarterback Caylin Newton Named Among Players to Watch This Season

The College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) unveiled its 36-member watch list for the 2018 CFPA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Player of the Year Trophy where Howard University sophomore quarterback Caylin Newton (Atlanta) was among the honorees. The announcement came Monday.

The Atlanta native has racked up numerous preseason accolades, including being named to the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List a week ago. Newton is only one of two student-athletes on the list from a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the other is Lamar Raynard (North Carolina A&T State).

In June, Newton was named to the HERO Sports Preseason All-American Third Team after winning the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year awards.

Last season, he became the first freshman in MEAC history to surpass 3,000 yards of total offense (3,185) while averaging 289.5 yards of offense per outing. The Atlanta product led the league in scoring as he combined for 25 touchdowns en route to leading Howard to its best finish and record since 2012.


On Sept. 1, Coach Mike London and the Bison open its 2018 slate at Ohio. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at

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