Charleston, S.C. – Jacksonville University's Andrew Robustelli has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards this week.
"Congratulations to Andrew Robustelli on earning a spot on this year's watch list," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Robustelli will be one of the top PFL players to watch in 2014."
Last season Robustelli ranked top 15 nationally in receiving TDs (14th; 11 TDs), receiving yards (15th; 1,063 yards) and yards per game (13th; 96.6 ypg).
The wide receiver from Sarasota, Fla. set the tone for his breakout 2013 season by catches two touchdowns in the season opener at Delaware. His 1,063 yards this season not only set a school record, but gave him the distinction of becoming the first player in JU history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a season
The initial CFPA watch list includes 38 returning performers, vying for the top wide receiver award in the Football Championship Subdivision. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.
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.
CFPA is now in its seventh season of recognition, utilizing objective rankings of player and team performance from its data index since 2008.
The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.
CFPA Wide Recievers Watch List:
Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas
Tyrell Holmes, Central Connecticut
Lucas Shapiro, Cornell
William Morris, Davidson
Michael Johnson, Delaware
Milton Williams III, Delaware State
Adam Drake, Eastern Illinois
Keiondre Gober, Eastern Illinois
Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
Sam Ajala, Fordham
Tebucky Jones, Jr., Fordham
Brian Wetzel, Fordham
Kenny Cook, Gardner-Webb
Andrew Robustelli, Jacksonville
Reggie Begelton, Lamar
Mark Roberts, Lamar
Darrin Peterson, Liberty
Julian Burton, Missouri State
Neal Sterling, Monmouth
Ellis Henderson, Montana
Jamaal Jones, Montana
Zach Vraa, North Dakota State
Dimitri Stimphil, Northern Colorado
Kasey Closs, Portland State
Tobi Antigha, Presbyterian
Stephen Barnette, Richmond
DeAndre Carter, Sacramento State
Karel Hamilton, Samford
Reggie Bell, San Diego
Jason Schneider, South Dakota State
Willie Quinn, Southern University
Tyler Boyd, Stephen F. Austin
DJ Ward, Stephen F. Austin
Spencer Wilkins, Towson
R.J. Harris, UNH
Karnorris Benson, Western Carolina
Tre McBride, William & Mary
Deon Randall, Yale