College Football Performance Awards Announces 2013 Recipients

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College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) today announced its 2013 recipients. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston earned the 2013 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy, while Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams earned the 2013 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy.

2013 CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Year - Shilique Calhoun

College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) today announced its 2013 recipients. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston earned the 2013 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy, while Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams earned the 2013 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy.

Winston is the second player to earn the CFPA National Freshman Performer of the Year Trophy and CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy in the same season, following 2012 CFPA winner Johnny Manziel. 2013 CFPA Punt Returner Trophy winner Ryan Switzer and 2013 CFPA Tight End Trophy winner Jace Amaro produced the strongest annual performances at their respective positions in CFPA history.

2013 CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Year Shilique Calhoun received the CFPA Trophy in the Breslin Center during Tuesday's nationally-ranked basketball game against Ohio State. After hoisting the award, Calhoun took a victory lap and celebrated with the Izzone student section.

Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews and Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr accepted 2013 CFPA honors at home men's basketball games, as well.

"It means so much to me," said 2013 CFPA Elite Quarterback Trophy winner Derek Carr. "I can't thank College Football Performance Awards enough. They're phenomenal."

2013 CFPA Trophy Winners:

National Performer of the Year -- Jameis Winston, Florida State
National Defensive Performer of the Year -- Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
National Freshman Performer of the Year -- Jameis Winston, Florida State
All-Purpose Performer of the Year -- Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
Quarterback Trophy -- Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Running Back Trophy -- Andre Williams, Boston College
Wide Receiver Trophy -- Mike Evans, Texas A&M
Tight End Trophy -- Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
Defensive Lineman Trophy -- Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State
Linebacker Trophy -- Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Defensive Back Trophy -- Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Punter Trophy -- Pat O'Donnell, Miami
Placekicker Trophy -- Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
Specialist Trophy -- Anthony Fera, Texas
Kickoff Returner Trophy -- Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico
Punt Returner Trophy -- Ryan Switzer, North Carolina
Elite Quarterback Trophy -- Derek Carr, Fresno State
Elite Defensive Back Trophy -- Deone Bucannon, Washington State
Elite Wide Receiver Trophy -- Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
Elite Kickoff Returner Trophy -- Levonte Whitfield, Florida State

2013 CFPA FCS Awards:

National Performer of the Year -- Vernon Adams, Eastern Washington
National Defensive Performer of the Year -- Lynden Trail, Norfolk State
National Freshman Performer of the Year -- Drew Reed, Lafayette
All-Purpose Performer of the Year -- Diontae Spencer, McNeese State
Quarterback Award -- Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
Running Back Award -- Terrance West, Towson
Wide Receiver Award -- Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
Tight End Award -- MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois
Defensive End Award -- Shaquille Riddick, Gardner-Webb & Zach Hodges, Harvard
Defensive Tackle Award -- Sullivan Grosz, Cal Poly
Linebacker Award -- Kevin Kintzel, Western Illinois & Stephon Robertson, James Madison
Defensive Back Award -- Daniel Fitzpatrick, Tennessee State
Placekicker Award -- Seth Sebastian, Southeastern Louisiana
Punter Award -- Kyle Loomis, Portland State
Kickoff Returner Award -- Xavier Roberson, Southeastern Louisiana
Punt Returner Award -- Kevin Johnson, Lamar
Elite Placekicker Award -- Tyler Sievertsen, Northern Iowa
Elite All-Purpose Award -- Kyle Harbridge, Saint Francis U
Elite Defensive End Award -- Davis Tull, Chattanooga
Elite Running Back Award -- Zach Zenner, South Dakota State
Elite Wide Receiver Award -- Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois
Elite Linebacker Award -- Jordan Tripp, Montana
Elite Kickoff Returner Award -- Adrian Wilkins, North Carolina Central
Elite Tight End Award -- Justin Perillo, Maine
Elite Defensive Performer Award -- Tyler Starr, South Dakota

About College Football Performance Awards:

The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Twenty-one CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.

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