DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior wide receiver Jamison Crowder was named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List, the website announced.
A 5-9, 175-pound receiver, Crowder put together the most successful sophomore season by a Duke receiver in school history in 2012, catching 76 passes for 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns while starting all 13 games. Crowder also returned kickoffs and punts for the Blue Devils and averaged 95.6 all-purpose yards per game.
Crowder also set an ACC record with a 99-yard touchdown reception in week 12 versus Miami, a game in which he finished with eight catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns. That 99-yard reception was one of six receptions of at least 50 yards in 2012 for Crowder whose 14.1 yards per reception led the team.
Crowder is the second Blue Devil to be cited by the CFPA, as cornerback Ross Cockrell was also named to the CFPA Defensive Back Trophy watch list.
The CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year award is one of 20 position-specific awards presented by CFPA that encompass the offensive, defensive and special teams aspects of football. All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. More than 130 CFPA recipients have signed professional contracts, and twenty-one have been first-round NFL Draft selections.