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Saubert Earns Spot On 2014 CFPA Awards Watch List

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: July 03, 2014
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CHARLESTON, S.C. –  Drake University tight end Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Tight End Award Watch List, as announced by the College Football Performance Awards.

As a sophomore last season, Saubert garnered first team all-Pioneer Football League honors after hauling in 47 passes for 549 yards and a pair of touchdowns during his first season of competition. Against PFL competition, he had two 100-yard games against Butler and Valparaiso while scoring both of his touchdowns against league competition.

“Congratulations to Eric Saubert on earning a spot on this year's watch list,” said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. “Saubert will be one of the top PFL players to watch in 2014.”

The initial watch list includes 36 returning performers, vying for the top tight end award in the Football Championship Subdivision. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.

The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous awards 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.

CFPA is now in its seventh season of recognition. Its player and team performance index ranks offensive, defensive, and special teams success.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced Jan. 14, 2015.

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