SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State wide receiver DeAndre Carter was named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for 2014, it was announced Monday. Carter is the second Hornet to earn a preseason honor as he joins quarterback Garrett Safron.
Carter, who will be a senior in 2014, enjoyed a breakout season this past year en route to earning first team all-Big Sky Conference honors. The San Jose, Calif., native set career highs with 64 receptions and 934 yards while tying the Sacramento State single-season record with 14 receiving touchdowns. Carter caught a pass in all 11 games in which he played, including 12 against Southern Oregon and Montana. After being held out of the end zone against San Jose State and Arizona State, Carter set the school record with five receiving touchdowns against Southern Oregon. From that point, he had at least one touchdown in seven of the next eight games.
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, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston earned the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy for the FBS, while Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams earned the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy.
CFPA Trophy winner and former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the first overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.
2014 CFPA WIDE RECEIVER AWARD 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
R.J. Harris, New Hampshire
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
Karnorris Benson, Western Carolina
Tre McBride, William & Mary
Deon Randall, Yale