Alford Named to CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List

Alford Named to CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Northern Arizona junior cornerback Marcus Alford has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.

Alford returned five kickoffs last season for 167 yards and an average of 33.4 yards per return. He had a kickoff return of 96 yards for a touchdown versus Cal Poly last season. It was the sixth-longest kickoff return in school history and the best since 1994.

"Congratulations to Marcus Alford on earning a spot on this year's watch list," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Alford will be one of the top Big Sky Conference players to watch in 2014."

The initial watch list includes 40 returning performers, vying for the top kickoff returner award in the Football Championship Subdivision. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.


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