CHARLESTON, S.C. – University of New Hampshire senior punter Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Punter Award Watch List on Wednesday, July 16.
The list is comprised of 38 returning punters who are competing for the CFPA award as the one who increases the overall effectiveness of their team the most within the Football Championships Subdivision. The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.
Prasky, a three-time CAA Academic All-Conference Team honoree, ranked 30th in the nation and fourth in the conference in punting with an average of 41.3 last season, his first as the Wildcats' primary punter. He totaled 72 punts for 2,975 yards and recorded 22 punts inside the 20 as well as 17 fair catches.
Prasky booted a career-long punt of 77 yards in the regular-season finale vs. fourth-ranked University of Maine. His other season highlights included five punts for an average of 51.0 yards at Lehigh University and 50.6 yards per punt against FBS foe Central Michigan University. In the NCAA first round, Prasky pinned Lafayette inside the 20 all four punts. Overall, he recorded a punt of 50+ yards in 9 of 15 games, including 3 of 4 NCAA tournament games.
The goal of College Football Performance Awards it to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment 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. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. For more information, visit www.collegefootballperformance.com.
Prasky is the sixth Wildcat named to a CFPA watch list this summer. The previous honorees were Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.; linebacker), Steven Thames (Fort Washington, Md.; defensive back), Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.; quarterback) and Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.; running back). Continue to follow Wildcat football to see if more UNH football players are honored.
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