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Towson return man Joseph named to CFPA Award watch list

Posted on 22 July 2014 by WNST Staff

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Towson’s Derrick Joseph has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards officials.

The initial watch list includes 40 returning performers, vying for the top kickoff returner 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 a spot on this year’s watch list,” said CFPA Executive DirectorBrad Smith. “With four career kickoff return touchdowns, Joseph will be one of the nation’s top return specialists to watch in 2014.”

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.

Towson’s Terrance West was a two-time winner of the CFPA’s Running Back of the Year Award. CFPA also recognized Towson with the conference’s top team rushing performance over the past three seasons.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.

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Towson WR Wilkins receives preseason recognition from CFPA

Posted on 24 June 2014 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Towson football standout Spencer Wilkins earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Wide Receiver Award list, it was announced today by College Football Performance Awards.

Wilkins was Towson’s second-leading wide receiver in 2013, hauling in 40 passes for a team-best 691 yards. He was also tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns and averaged 17.3 yards per catch.

“Congratulations to Spencer on earning a spot on this year’s watch list,” said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. “Wilkins will be one of the top CAA Football players to watch in 2014.”

Wilkins is the second Tiger to be recognized by the CFPA this offseason. Sophomore Darius Victor was named to the running back award watch list earlier this month. Former Tiger standout Terrance West was a two-time winner of the CFPA Running Back Award.

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-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.

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Towson RB Victor receives preseason recognition from CFPA

Posted on 17 June 2014 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. – Darius Victor of the Towson football team earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Running Back Award list, it was announced today by College Football Performance Awards.

“Congratulations to Darius on earning a spot on this year’s watch list,” said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. “Victor produced a number of strong performances in 2013.”

Victor rushed for 643 yards on just 98 carries as a freshman in 2013 for a 6.4 yards per carry average. He finished his rookie campaign with eight total touchdowns, including seven on the ground.

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-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.

Former Towson great Terrance West was a two-time winner of the CFPA Running Back Award.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.

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Towson RB Booker receives national honor

Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff

DOMINIQUE BOOKER HONORED AS CFPA RUNNING BACK OF WEEK

Senior Back Ran For Career High 181 Yards on Seven Carries In Win Over Rhode Island

TOWSON, Md.– Senior running back Dominique Booker (Hermitage H.S./Richmond, Va.) of Towson University has been named as the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS National Running Back of the Week award winner, it has been announced by CFPA officials.

In the final regular season home game of his college career, Booker ran for a career high 181 yards on just seven carries as the Tigers won their third game in a row, a 41-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon.

Booker, who had rushed for only 193 yards all season entering Saturday’s game, averaged 25.9 yards per carry on his way to the best game of his career.

In the first quarter, he ran for 24 yards on the Tigers’ first play. That enabled him to become the 22nd player in school history with 1,000 rushing yards in his career.

In the second quarter, he ran for 22 yards to the Rams’ three-yard line, helping Towson take a 13-7 lead on a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill H.S./Millersville, Md.) to wide receiverGerrard Sheppard (McDonogh H.S./Baltimore, Md.).

Later in the second quarter, he had a 33-yard run to the URI 19-yard line, setting up another Towson touchdown.

On the opening play of the third quarter, he ran for 83 yards around the left end and scored to give the Tigers a 27-10 lead with 14:39 left in the period. It was the second-longest rushing play in school history, topped only Jason Corle’s 84-yard touchdown run against Wagner in 1996.

With 1,175 yards on 229 carries, Booker is now the 17th-leading rusher in school history.

Ranked 19th in NCAA FCS this week, the Tigers put their three-game winning streak on the line on Saturday, Nov. 17 when they visit the University of New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at 12 noon. UNH leads the Colonial Athletic Association with an 8-2 overall record and a 6-1 CAA mark. Towson has a 6-4 overall record and is tied for third in the CAA with a 5-2 record.

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