Last year, College Football Performance Awards honored both Vernon Adams and Cooper Kupp for their many accomplishments
A total of seven Eastern Washington University football players have been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for their respective positions heading into the 2014 season.
Most recently, punter Jake Miller and kickoff returner and all-purpose performer Shaq Hill were named to watch lists. Previously, running back Quincy Forte, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, defensive end Evan Day, linebacker Ronnie Hamlin and quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. were listed as candidates for CFPA honors.
Adams, a sophomore from Pasadena, Calif. (Alemany HS '11), won the top award overall given by CFPA as the 2013 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National Performer of the Year. Florida State freshman Jameis Winston won the same honor for NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Kupp won the CFPA's award as the top wide receiver in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
Five Eagles have previously earned CFPA honors: Adams (2013 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy), Kupp (2013 CFPA FCS Wide Receiver Award), Brandon Kaufman (2012 CFPA FCS Wide Receiver Award), Bo Levi Mitchell (2011 CFPA FCS Elite Quarterback Award) and Taiwan Jones (2010 CFPA FCS Running Back Award).
Kaufman ended the 2013 season on the Buffalo Bills' practice squad, Jones plays for the Oakland Raiders and Mitchell is with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. The 2010 Eastern Washington squad, which won the FCS National Championship, won the CFPA's 2010 team performance award for overall efficiency.
The goal of the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. The CFPA is in its seventh year of recognizing the top player and team performances across offense, defense, and special teams.
The 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.