The College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) announced today that Clemson running back Travis Etienne and quarterback Trevor Lawrence have been named to the watch list for the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy. The full watch list and additional information from the CFPA are included below.
JULY 31, 2019 – CHARLESTON, South Carolina – College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) announced its 2019 preseason watch list for the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy. Thirty-four players earned spots on the list, including 2018 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy winner Tua Tagovailoa.
Two Tigers have previously earned CFPA annual honors. Former defensive end Da’Quan Bowers earned the 2010 CFPA Defensive Performer of the Year Trophy, while former running back C.J. Spiller earned the 2009 CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy. Clemson is the only program with two players on this year’s list.
The 2019 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy is a 22-inch K-9 optic crystal tower with eight-inch crystal football on top. All FBS players are eligible for the award. The award winner will be announced January 15, 2020.
2019 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List:Tua Tagovailoa (QB), AlabamaZac Thomas (QB), App StateKhalil Tate (QB), ArizonaEno Benjamin (RB), Arizona StateKelvin Hopkins Jr. (QB), ArmyZach Wilson (QB), BYUMichael Warren II (RB), CincinnatiTravis Etienne (RB), Clemson Trevor Lawrence (QB), Clemson James Morgan (QB), FIUFeleipe Franks (QB), FloridaJake Fromm (QB), GeorgiaD’Eriq King (QB), HoustonNate Stanley (QB), IowaBrock Purdy (QB), Iowa StateBrady White (QB), MemphisShea Patterson (QB), MichiganAdrian Martinez (QB), NebraskaMason Fine (QB), North TexasIan Book (QB), Notre DameNathan Rourke (QB), OhioJalen Hurts (QB), OklahomaJustin Herbert (QB), OregonJake Bentley (QB), South CarolinaK.J. Costello (QB), StanfordSam Ehlinger (QB), TexasKellen Mond (QB), Texas A&MAlan Bowman (QB), Texas TechGreg McCrae (RB), UCFJordan Love (QB), Utah StateKe’Shawn Vaughn (RB), VanderbiltBryce Perkins (QB), VirginiaGage Gubrud (QB), Washington StateJonathan Taylor (RB), Wisconsin