Notre Dame Wide Receiver Michael Floyd is National Performer of the Week

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The College Football Performance Awards proudly announces its Performers of the Week. The list consists of top Week 1 performers for each of the 14 CFPA trophies. CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Prominent astrophysicist and former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama, Lawrence Krauss writes, "The College Football Performance Awards may help improve the scientific literacy of generations of fans while adding to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the game."

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CFPA finally answers the question everyone is really asking: Who are the top performers in college football?

The College Football Performance Awards announced Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd as the National Performer of the Week for his performance in week one. Floyd was also named the Performer of the Week for the Wide Receiver Trophy. Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant, the recipient of the 2008 Wide Receiver Trophy, received Honorable Mention for his performance in week one.

Week 1, 2009 - Performers of the Week:

National Performer of the Week - Michael Floyd (Notre Dame)

Defensive Performer of the Week - Mike Nixon (Arizona State)

Quarterback Performer of the Week - Joe Webb (UAB)
Honorable Mention: Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame), Case Keenum (Houston), Kevin Riley (California), Blaine Gabbert (Missouri)

Running Back Performer of the Week - Jahvid Best (California)
Honorable Mention: Roy Helu, Jr. (Nebraska), Joe McKnight (USC), Ralph Bolden (Purdue), Reggie Arnold (Arkansas State), Jeff Demps (Florida), Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech)

Wide Receiver Performer of the Week - Michael Floyd (Notre Dame)
Honorable Mention: Freddie Barnes (Bowling Green), Stephen Williams (Toledo), Blair White (Michigan State), Terrance Toliver (LSU), Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State)

Tight End Performer of the Week - Cody Slate (Marshall) & Dennis Pitta (BYU)
Honorable Mention: Tony Moeaki (Iowa), Garrett Graham (Wisconsin), Aaron Hernandez (Florida)

Placekicker Performer of the Week - Tyler Bitancurt (West Virginia)
Honorable Mention: Wes Byrum (Auburn), Kai Forbath (UCLA), Grant Ressel (Missouri)

Punter Performer of the Week - Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State)
Honorable Mention: Drew Butler (Georgia), Ryan Quigley (Boston College), Mike Brandtner (Iowa State)

Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week - Dyrell Roberts (Virginia Tech)
Honorable Mention: Chris Owusu (Stanford), Quincy McDuffie (UCF), Dennis Johnson (Arkansas), D.J. Monroe (Texas)

Punt Returner Performer of the Week - Da'Norris Searcy (UNC) & Damaris Johnson (Tulsa)
Honorable Mention: Jerrard Tarrant (Georgia Tech), Rich Gunnell (Boston College), Jacoby Ford (Clemson), Richard Sherman (Stanford)

Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week - Adam Yates (South Carolina) & Aric Goodman (Colorado)
Honorable Mention: Ben Vroman (Utah), Michael Taylor (Troy)

Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week - Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma)
Honorable Mention: John Fletcher (Wyoming), Tom Keiser (Stanford), Nick Perry (USC), Von Miller (Texas A&M), Devin Taylor (South Carolina)

Linebacker Performer of the Week - Mike Nixon (Arizona State)
Honorable Mention: Mike Bryan (Tulsa), Chris Galippo (USC), LeMarcus Thompson (Tennessee), Lawrence Young (UCF), Cory Hanson (Northern Illinois), Adrien Cole (Louisiana Tech)

Defensive Back Performer of the Week - Rahim Moore (UCLA) & Shamiel Gary (Wyoming)
Honorable Mention: Trevard Lindley (Kentucky), Rock Dennis (SMU), Deunta Williams (UNC), Tysyn Hartman (Kansas State), Andrew Rich (BYU), Johnny Brown (Ole Miss)

The goal of the College Football Performance Awards:
The goal of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

As many scholars have noted, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate the college football awards process. Renown sports ethicist Gordon Marino states, "The biases in the (balloting-based) college football awards process are behemoth." National Security Agency Science Consultant Amy Langville writes, "A rigorous scientific methodology such as CFPA is a welcome addition for fans and players demanding equity in sports awards." And philosopher Paul Studtmann adds, "CFPA finally answers the question everyone is really asking: Who are the top performers in college football?"

http://www.collegefootballperformance.com/methodology/academicreview.html.

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For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, please contact Executive Director Brad Smith at (570) 854-1252 or visit http://www.collegefootballperformance.com.

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