DiNucci Named to Midseason National Player of the Year Watch List


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — James Madison redshirt junior quarterback Ben Dinucci was named to the midseason watch list for the 2018 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy, as announced Thursday by the College Football Performance Awards.
DiNucci leads the Colonial Athletic Association in completion percentage (69.1%) and pass efficiency rating (148.2) while also ranking second in total touchdowns (20) and completions (154), fourth in passing touchdowns (15), total offense (190.3) and yards per pass attempt (7.5).
His completion percentage also ranks third nationally in completion percentage and he’s 17th in pass efficiency across the FCS landscape.
JMU has produced one former winner of the CFPA National Player of the Year. Bryan Schor won the trophy back in 2016 after leading JMU to the program’s second national championship.

No. 7 JMU closes the regular season on Saturday at No. 15 Towson. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

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