Cal Poly return specialist Chris Nicholls is the sixth Mustang to be named to a College Football Performance Awards watch list, Cal Poly announced Monday.
Last year, Nicholls averaged 24 yards per kickoff return and 8.5 yards per punt return. Nicholls will be a junior this season.
He ranked 25th in the Football Championship Subdivision in punt-return average and 37th in kickoff returns.
Other Mustangs already on the watch list include Bobby Zalud, Nick Dzubnar, Sullivan Grosz, Kristaan Ivory and Willie Tucker.
Cal Poly opens its season at 4:05 p.m. Aug. 31 against visiting San Diego at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.