CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Senior running back Zach Bauman was named to the College Football Performance Awards All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List, announced today by the organization. The CFPA is the largest awards organization in D-I college football. The preliminary watch list highlights 32 returning all-purpose performers, vying for the top individual all-purpose award in the Football Championship Subdivision, respectively.
Bauman finished the 2012 season with a team-high 1,398 all-purpose yards. He averaged 127.1 yards per game and enters his senior year with a total of 4,552 all-purpose yards.
"Congratulations to Zach Bauman on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Bauman is a game-changing all-purpose back for NAU and one of the top Big Sky Conference players to watch in 2013."
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.
The full list of 2013 recipients, including the 2013 CFPA FCS Awards, will be announced on January 8, 2014.