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 Placekicker Award, and Brown's Alexander Norocea earned a spot on the list. The preliminary watch list highlights 32 returning performers, vying for the top individual placekicker award in the Football Championship Subdivision.
"Congratulations to Alexander Norocea on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Last season, Norocea converted 26-of-26 PATs and 9-of-11 field goals, including a 46-yard long. As a senior at Brown, Norocea will be one of the nation's top placekickers to watch in 2013."
One of the Ivy League's top kickers for the last three years, Bears' senior Alex Norocea was the Ivy League's second ranked kick-scorer with 5.3 points per game in 2012. He has converted 31-of-45 career field goals. Last year, he booted 46-yard field goals vs. Penn and Yale, the longest in the Ivy League in 2012, and 12th longest all-time at Brown.
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.