Jan. 6, 2012
Chris Lum could have been on a class trip to Singapore and Hong Kong this week with his good friend, roommate and Lehigh football teammate Mark Wickware.
Instead, Lum will be flying to Texas on Friday morning along with Lehigh head coach Andy Coen, offensive coordinator Dave Cecchini and athletic director Joe Sterrett to attend the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Awards banquet.
Lum, who had a record-breaking season in leading Lehigh to an 11-2 record and second consecutive Patriot League title and FCS playoff appearance, is one of three players chosen as finalists for the Walter Payton Award, the FCS equivalent to the Heisman.
The other finalists are Indiana State running back Shakir Bell, a sophomore who ran for 1,670 yards and 14 touchdowns, and Bo Levi Mitchell, a quarterback from defending national champ Eastern Washington, who threw for 4,009 yards and 33 touchdowns.
For the complete article by Keith Groller of the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call click here
For another article on Lum by Michael LoRe of the Easton (Pa.) Express-Times click here