Football players make CFPA list
- Jun. 27, 2012
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Two Jayhawks received a preseason honor after being named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Watch List Monday afternoon, according to KU Athletics.
D.J. Beshears, senior wide receiver and kick returner from Denton, Texas, was listed as one of the top all-purpose players in the country. Ron Doherty, junior punter and kicker from Klein, Texas, was listed as one of the top punters in college football.
Beshears is ranked second on KU’s all-time list for his 1,936 return yards in three seasons with the Jayhawks. He led the Big 12 in return yards last year with 1,014. He was also third in all-purpose yards with 1,587.
Doherty finished the 2011 season, which was also his first season as the team’s punter, with the third best punting average in the Big 12, at 42.8 yards per attempt. He had 2,738 total yards on 64 attempts for the season. He earned Big 12 Honorable Mention honors by landing 15 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line.
Recipients are selected by CFPA based on objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
Edited by Allison Kohn