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.
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Cal Poly opens its season at 4:05 p.m. Aug. 31 against visiting San Diego at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.