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Charlotte 49ers Fisher, Reynolds on national football watch lists
Candidates for Outland and Maxwell honors
 
Published Friday, July 24, 2020 7:11 pm
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

COURTESY CHARLOTTE ATHLETICS
Charlotte center Jaelin Fisher is on the preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the top college offensive lineman. Quarterback Chris Reynolds is on the Maxwell Award for most outstanding player.

Add a pair of Charlotte 49ers to the preseason watch lists of top college football players.

Redshirt senior center Jaelin Fisher and redshirt junior quarterback Chris Reynolds are on preseason Outland Trophy and Maxwell Award watch lists, respectively. They join receiver Victor Tucker, who is on the Biletnikoff watch list for pass-catchers.

Fisher is one of 85 interior linemen in FBS nominated for the Outland, which is in its 75th year and given to the nation's top offensive lineman.


As a junior, Fisher anchored an offensive line that helped Charlotte to a school FBS record average 203 rushing yards per game last year that led Conference USA and was 30th in the country in addition to allowing only 1.62 sacks per game, 32nd-fewest in the nation. Charlotte, which scored on 88.4% of red zone possessions to tie for 35th in the nation, also helped running back Benny LeMay run for 100 yards in a school-record seven games and rank 24th in the nation with a 98.4 rushing average per contest.

Reynolds, who on the Maxwell Award list for most outstanding player, earned all-C-USA honorable mention after setting a school record with 22 passing touchdowns and leading the league with a school-record 153.60 passing efficiency. He passed for over 2,500 yards and was Charlotte’s second-leading rusher with 791 yards, the most ever by a 49ers quarterback.

Reynolds completed 181-of-291 passes (62.2%) and averaged 197.2 passing yards and 258.1 yards total offense. In the 49ers win at UTEP, he set a school record for total offense (445 total yards) with 354 passing yards and 91 rushing yards. His 2,594 passing yards are the most by a 49er in its FBS history and he set single-game FBS records for passing yards (354 against UTEP) and touchdowns with four against Appalachian State.

 

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