Fiacchi Earns Spot On 2013 CFPA Quarterback Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- College Football Performance Awards, the largest awards organization in D-I college football, recently announced its watch list for the 2013 CFPA FCS Quarterback Award, and UAlbany quarterback Will Fiacchi earned a spot on the list. The preliminary watch list highlights thirty-two returning performers, vying for the top quarterback honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.
In 2012, Fiacchi led UAlbany to a 9-2 overall record. He completed 188-of-309 passes for 2,156 yards. He contributed 11 passing touchdowns with only 5 interceptions, adding two touchdowns on the ground.
"Congratulations to Will Fiacchi on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Quarterback Award Watch List," stated CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Fiacchi's contributions were key to UAlbany's success in its final season of NEC play."
The CFPA Watch List is a rough guide to returning performers for the 2013 season. All CFPA 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.
Currently, there are 111 CFPA recipients listed on official 2013 NFL rosters. More than 130 CFPA recipients have signed professional contracts, and twenty-one have been first-round NFL Draft selections. Past CFPA recipients include: Colin Kaepernick, Trent Richardson, Dez Bryant, Von Miller, Patrick Peterson, Earl Thomas, Blair Walsh, Dennis Pitta, and C.J. Spiller.
Last season, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel earned the 2012 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy, while Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple earned the 2012 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy. Multiple award presentations were broadcast live nationally on ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network, as well as internationally on BYUtv.