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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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Morgan’s Gager, Ingram receive national recognition

Posted on 28 October 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. — After taking a punt back for a touchdown at Howard, Morgan State senior Broderick Gager has been named National Punt Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. Teammate Nathan Ingram also collected honorable mention accolade for the week in the tight end category.

Gager took a Howard punt back 89 yards for the Bears’ first touchdown of the afternoon. The punt return was Morgan State’s first for a score since Larry Dixon returned a punt 18 yards for a touchdown against North Carolina A&T in Oct. 9, 2004.

The Williamsburg, Va. native has returned five punts for a 21.2 per attempt average through the last four games. He was moved to punt returner during the Norfolk State game on Sept. 28th this season, adding 80 yards receiving on six catches.

Gager is Morgan State’s second player to earn the CFPA’s weekly National Performer of the Week award this season. Gager’s teammate Lawrence Forbes has been named twice as National Punter of the Week.

Ingram was named to the honorable mention list for tight end of the week after leading the Bears receivers with four catches for 41 yards. It was the second time this season that Ingram has been selected as an honorable mention.

Morgan State returns home this weekend, hosting Hampton at 1 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.

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