CHARLESTON, S.C. – Towson’s Derrick Joseph has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards officials. Previously, Joseph was named to the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List.
The initial watch list includes 30 returning performers, vying for the top all-purpose award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.
“Congratulations to Derrick Joseph on earning another spot on this year’s watch list,” said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. “Joseph’s performance on offense and special teams makes him one of the nation’s top all-purpose threats.”
The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment 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-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
CFPA is now entering its seventh season of recognition. The CFPA’s player and team performance index, employed since 2008, ranks success in all three phases of the game — offense, defense, and special teams.
The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.