University of Dayton redshirt senior running back Jake Chisholm has been named to the 2022 STATS Preseason All-America team.

The Flyer co-captain from Union, Ky. was named to the second team as an all-purpose runner. 

He was a Second Team Stats Perform FCS All-American last year as an all-purpose runner after finishing second in FCS football in all-purpose yardage (163.9 yards per game). He also led FCS in rushing attempts per game (23.5) and touchdowns per game (1.8).

Chisholm is also one of 35 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) players named Wednesday to the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award Watch List. The Payton award goes annually to the FCS offensive player of the year.  

Chisholm is also one of 10 of last season's Walter Payton finalists returning to the list this season.

Chisholm is the fifth Dayton player ever named to the Award's preseason watch list. Quarterback Steve Valentino was named in 2010, running back Connor Kacsor in 2015, tight end Adam Trautman in 2019 and quarterback Jack Cook in 2021 are the others. 

First awarded in 1987, the Payton has watched past recipients such as Steve McNair, Tony Romo, Brian Westbrook, Jimmy Garoppolo, Cooper Kupp and Trey Lance move on to success in the NFL.

Chisholm led the Pioneer Football League in rushing (103.3 yards per game) and scoring (11.0 points per game), as well as all-purpose yardage. Playing behind a brand-new and improving offensive line, he finished the year with 502 yards and 13 touchdowns over the last three games, all Flyer wins.

In addition to leading UD in rushing (1,073 yards), Chisholm also caught 30 passes for 361 yards, which was the third highest on the team.

This is Chisholm's second season as a team captain. He is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was the 2021 PFL Scholar-Athlete.

Dayton finished the 2021 season with three consecutive wins (including a season-ending win over Davidson), ending up 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the Pioneer Football League. The Flyers return six All-PFL performers, headlined by two-time All-American and three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American Jake Chisholm at running back.

The Flyers open the 2022 season at Robert Morris on Saturday, Sept. 3. Dayton's home opener is on Saturday, Sept. 17 against Kentucky State. For ticket information, please visit

The Flyers will begin preseason camp on Aug. 8.