CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sophomore economics major Jake Maier is one of 36 players that comprise the College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Year Watch List, when the national organization unveiled its final group of candidates. When announced, Maier became the first representative from the No. 6 public school in the nation to earn a spot on this prestigious list.
All FCS college players were eligible for this award until the Midseason Watch List, announcing the final candidates, was unveiled. The CFPA will announce its National Performer of the Year on January 10, 2018.
Entering this Saturday's 4 p.m. home finale vs. Southern Utah, Maier holds four top-five FCS rankings: No. 2 in the nation in completion percentage (.708), No. 3 in passing yards (3,033) and passing yards per game (337.0) and No. 5 in completions per game (26.67).
Last Saturday's game at Idaho State marked the seventh game where the Aggie signal caller threw for 300 or more yards, which is the main reason why the La Habra native became the first quarterback in the program's Big Sky era -- and the first since the 2008 season -- to record 3,000 or more yards in a single season, with two games still remaining on the Aggies' schedule.
Maier also matched a career high by scoring four touchdowns against the Bengals, which is the third time this season he accomplished this feat.
Before Saturday's game, UC Davis will honor its graduating seniors during a pregame ceremony. At halftime the program will honor Aggie legend Ken O'Brien and unveil his name as the inaugural member of the Aggie Pride Wall.
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