Campbell’s Snead finalist for national freshman award

Wide receiver Caleb Snead is the second straight Camel to be named a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top rookie in FCS

Campbell receiver Caleb Snead leaves his feet to make a catch against Charleston Southern (Campbell athletics photo)

Campbell wide receiver Caleb Snead has been named as a finalist for the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award, presented annually to the FCS Freshman of the Year.

The Camels’ rookie amassed 810 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches this season to lead all FCS freshmen and rank second among all Big South receivers, while his 18.0 yard per catch average is the best in the league among all receivers.

Snead’s yardage and touchdown totals are both conference freshman records . His 45 catches are a Campbell freshman mark. His 18.0 yards per catch is the league’s best. Snead’s nine TDs ties a Big South freshman record, while 810 yards, nine touchdowns and 45 receptions are all Campbell rookie records.

The redshirt freshman from Lynchburg, Va., posted two 100-yard receiving games in his first seaon for the Camels. His 10 catches and 188 yards against Monmouth were both Campbell single-game records.

This is the second straight year a Camel has been a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award following quarterback Daniel Smith in 2017.

Campbell finished 2018 at 6-5 overall and 1-4 in its inaugural Big South season. With six wins, the Camels secured back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in the program’s modern era (since 2008), and tied an overall program record for victories