CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- College Football Performance Awards, the largest awards organization in D-I college football, recently announced its watch list for the 2013 CFPA FCS Quarterback Award, and Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman earned a spot on the list. The preliminary watch list highlights thirty-two returning performers, vying for the top quarterback honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.
"Congratulations to Jacob Huesman on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Watch List," stated CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "As one of the nation's top performers in 2012, Huesman will likely play an important role in Chattanooga's success in 2013."
Huesman was a finalist for the 2012 Jerry Rice Award, given to the nation’s top freshman in the FCS. He led the Mocs with 237.8 yards of total offense per game (155.6 passing & 82.2 rushing). He broke nearly every UTC freshman offensive record, while completing 65% (167-256) of his passes. He set a UTC record with four SoCon Freshman of the Week honors, the most in one season since Appalachian State's Armanti Edwards had five in 2006.
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.
Last season, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel earned the 2012 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy, while Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple earned the 2012 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy.