Freeman Named To College Football Performance Awards Watch List

Billy Freeman scored one of his two touchdowns in 2013 at Nevada. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)

July 11, 2014

Davidson, N.C.----- San Jose State University's Billy Freemanis one of 42 players named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for tight ends.

Freeman is the third Spartan to receive 2014 preseason recognition from the College Football Performance Awards group.

During the 2013 season, Freeman received honorable mention All-Mountain West honors. He caught 27 passes for 427 yards and two touchdowns. He became the first freshman tight end in school history to have a 100-plus yard receiving game when he caught six passes for 119 yards in the Wyoming win on October 26.

The CFPA acknowledgement marks the second time in a five-day span the sophomore from Mesa, Ariz., is named to a Watch List. Recently, he was named to the John Mackey Award Watch List recognizing the top tight end in the country.

Now in its seventh year, the College Football Performance Awards program prides itself on using the most scientifically rigorous measurements to select its weekly and yearly award winners. Performance is measured to the extent a player increases the overall effectiveness of his team. The CFPA ranks player and team success across all three phases of the game -- offense, defense, and special teams.

In 2013, San Jose State players were recognized 19 times during the season by the College Football Performance Awards program. At the beginning of July, sophomore Christian Tago was named to the 40-man CFPA Watch List for linebackers, while Tyler Winstonwas named to the 42-man CFPA Watch List for wide receivers.

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