Williamson named to CFPA LB Award watch list

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    May 27, 2014

    Southern Illinois senior linebacker Tyler Williamson has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Awards Watch List, the CFPA announced this week.

    The initial watch list includes 38 linebackers, vying for the top linebacker 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.

    Last season, SIU’s MyCole Pruitt earned the CFPA Tight End Award. In 2010, Saluki cornerback Korey Lindsey earned the CFPA Elite Defensive Back Award.

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