CHARLESTON, S.C. – Brown sophomore Alexander Jette (North Attleboro, MA) has earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Punt Returner Award Watch List, as announced by College Football Performance Awards this week. Jette is the only Ivy League scholar-athlete to earn a spot on the list.
"Congratulations to Alexander Jette on earning a spot on this year's watch list," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Jette had a break-out freshman season for Brown; he will be one of the nation's top punt return specialists to watch this season."
Jette is Brown's lone returning All-Ivy player on offense after being named First Team All-Ivy as kick returner. He is the first freshman in Brown history to earn first team all-league honors. Jette has explosive speed and could be a game changer for the Bears.
The initial watch list includes 34 returning performers, vying for the top punt 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 goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections. The CFPA is now in its seventh season of player and team performance recognition.