Pough, McGhee, Coach Harrell Finish Among Finalists For Awards
Keith Pough, who has been named to several All America teams this year, finished seventh in the running for the Buck Buchanan Award while Greg McGhee, who was named the Rookie of the Year, finished tied for 10th in the voting for the Inaugural Jerry Rice Award. Howard Coach Gary "Flea" Harrell finished 17th in the voting for the Eddie Robinson Award.
A 6-3, 235-pound red-shirt junior linebacker from Orangeburg, SC, Pough garnered 79 votes for the award which is presented to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Linebacker Matt Evans of New Hampshire won the award.
McGhee is 6-3, 190-pound freshman quarterback from Pittsburgh, PA, who was named the MEAC Rookie of the Year after helping the Bison win more games than this past season that they had the previous three seasons combined 4-29. McGhee collected 49 points to tie with Jordan Wells of SE Louisiana. Terrence West of Towson won the award.
Harrell, who took over the Bison program this year and led them to a 5-6 record, its best in 9 years, finished 17th in the voting. Rob Ambrose of Towson won the award, which is presented to the top coach in the FCS.