SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State tight end Chris Broadnax was named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for 2014. Broadnax is the third Hornet to earn a preseason honor as he joins quarterback Garrett Safron and wide receiver DeAndre Carter.
Broadnax has started games for the Hornets in each of the last three seasons. Last season, he played in 11 of the team's 12 games and finished the year with nine receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. In 2012, he helped the Hornets defeat Colorado with a career day which included five receptions for 92 yards and a 35-yard touchdown catch.
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
Brian Parker, Albany
Justin Henderson, Bethune-Cookman
Austin Fleming, Campbell
Faysal Shafaat, Chattanooga
Trey Huelskamp, Davidson
Nick Boyle, Delaware
Eric Saubert, Drake
Jeff LePak, Eastern Illinois
Dan Light, Fordham
Seth Cranfill, Gardner-Webb
Mike Estes, Gardner-Webb
Tyler Hamblin, Harvard
Kenneth Bibbins, Houston Baptist
Josh Cook, Idaho State
James O'Shaughnessy, Illinois State
Robert Brown, Mercer
Gannon Sinclair, Missouri State
Tiai Salanoa, Montana State
Nate Ingram, Morgan State
Harold Spears, New Hampshire
Nathan Scruggs, North Carolina Central
Kevin Vaadeland, North Dakota State
R.J. Rickert, Northern Arizona
Braden Lehman, Northern Iowa
Ryan O'Malley, Penn
Hunter Westfall, Richmond
Chris Broadnax, Sacramento State
Shane Young, Sam Houston State
Kris Drummond, Savannah State
Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State
Jeremy Meyers, Southeastern Louisiana
Mycole Pruitt, Southern Illinois
Anthony Norris, Southern Utah
Will Tye, Stony Brook
Michael Helms, Western Carolina
Nate Adams, Youngstown State