July 6, 2011
Bronx, N.Y. - Fordham University junior punter Patrick Murray (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) was named to the 2011 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List it was announced by the organization this week.
Murray handled just about all of the kicking duties for the Rams last fall, including placekicking, punting and kickoffs. He led the Patriot League and was 38th in the NCAA in punting, averaging 39.3 yards/kick. He punted 49 times for 1,928 yards and landed 20 of his 49 punts inside the opponent's 20 and had ten punts of 50-yards or longer.
As a placekicker, Murray connected on 12 of his 21 field goal attempts, with a long of 48 yards - the third longest field goal in Fordham history. He also converted 22 of his 24 PATs. Murray was second in the Patriot League and tied for 39th in the NCAA FCS in field goals/game (1.09) and led the team and was third in the Patriot League in scoring with 58 points (5.3 points/game).
A 2009 First Team All-Patriot League selection (the Rams were not eligible for All-Patriot League awards last year), Murray led the Patriot League and ranked tenth in the NCAA FCS with a 41.9 yards/punt average, the fourth best single season average in Fordham history. He had eight punts that traveled more than 50 yards and seven that landed inside the opponent's 20.
The purpose of the 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.
As the 2011 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.