July 3, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. -
2012 CFPA Preseason Watch List
Fordham University senior punter Patrick Murray (Mahwah, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) was named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punt Performer Award Watch List it was announced by the organization this week. He is one of 36 NCAA FCS tight ends named to the list, the only one from the Patriot League.
Murray is the third Ram to be named to the 2012 CFPA Awards List, joining sophomore tight end Dan Light (Sutton, Mass./St. John's), who was named to the 2012 CFPA Tight End Award Watch List, and junior defensive lineman Justin Yancey, who was named to the Defensive Tackle Award Watch List.
Last fall, Murray earned All-America honors from three different organizations, being named to the Second Team by the Beyond Sports College Network and to the Third Team by both the Associated Press and The Sports Network. Additionally, he was named the NCAA FCS Punt Performer of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards(CFPA).
On the year, Murray punted 49 times for 2,160 yards, an average of 44.1 yards/punt, tops in the Patriot League and third best in the NCAA FCS. He landed 21 of his kicks inside the opponent's 20 this fall and had 16 of his 49 punts travel more than 50 yards, including a season-long 73-yarder. The 73 yard punt, which came at Rhode Island, tied his career-high and was the second longest punt in school history (the Fordham record is 85 yards by Len Eshmont in 1939). Murray also booted a 73-yard punt at Colgate in 2009.
Murray's 44.1 punting average was the fourth best single season average in Fordham history while his 41.4 career punting average is second on the school's all-time list and his 5,585 career punting yards in sixth.
Prior to the season, Murray was named to the 2011 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List and during the year he was recognized as the Punter Performer of the Week by the CFPA three times.
As the 2012 season approaches, College Football Performance Awards will be releasing a preseason watch list each week from now until pre-season. For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, click here.