Charleston, SC (PRWEB) January 29, 2015
College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) today announced its 2014 FCS Awards. Villanova quarterback John Robertson earned the 2014 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy, while North Dakota State defensive lineman Kyle Emanuel earned the 2014 CFPA FCS National Defensive Performer of the Year Award.
Fordham running back Chase Edmonds earned the 2014 CFPA FCS National Freshman Performer of the Year Award, while Northern Iowa's David Johnson and Mercer's Chandler Curtis also earned major overall awards.
"I'm really happy right now and honored to win this award," said Harris. "That's a great list. Just to hear my name up with those guys, it's really a blessing."
2014 CFPA FCS Awards:
National Performer of the Year -- John Robertson, Villanova
National Defensive Performer of the Year -- Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State
National Freshman Performer of the Year -- Chase Edmonds, Fordham
All-Purpose Performer of the Year -- David Johnson, Northern Iowa
Return Specialist of the Year -- Chandler Curtis, Mercer
Quarterback Award -- John Robertson, Villanova
Running Back Award -- Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State
Wide Receiver Award -- R.J. Harris, New Hampshire
Tight End Award -- MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois
Defensive End Award -- P.J. Hall, Sam Houston State
Defensive Tackle Award -- Javon Hargrave, South Carolina State
Linebacker Award -- Don Cherry, Villanova
Defensive Back Award -- Jacob Hagen, Liberty
Placekicker Award -- Michael Schmadeke, Northern Iowa
Punter Award -- Ben LeCompte, North Dakota State
Kickoff Returner Award -- Pokey Harris, Murray State
Punt Returner Award -- Antonio Hamilton, South Carolina State
Elite Placekicker Award -- John Lunsford, Liberty
Elite Defensive End Award -- James Cowser, Southern Utah
Elite Linebacker Award -- Quinn Backus, Coastal Carolina
Elite Defensive Performer Award -- Zack Wagenmann, Montana
Elite Placekicker Award -- Justin Syrovatka, South Dakota State
Elite Defensive Tackle Award -- Xavier Williams, Northern Iowa
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.
As prominent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines note, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate balloting-based awards. Furthermore, CFPA has received praise from both Republican and Democratic White House officials for promoting objectivity and fairness in college football.
CFPA is now in its seventh season of player and team performance recognition. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.