June 9, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. - A handful of Oklahoma State Cowboys are recognized as preseason favorites to win College Football Performance Awards, it was announced. Receiver Dez Bryant and quarterback Zac Robinson are included among the 14 players listed as favorites for the overall performer of the year trophy, with Kendall Hunter listed among the running back favorites, Perrish Cox listed among the kickoff returner favorites and Dan Bailey listed among the kickoff specialist favorites.
Additionally, Bryant is tabbed as a favorite to win the wide receiver trophy and the punt return trophy, with Robinson listed as a favorite to win the quarterback trophy.
Bryant was the recipient of the 2008 College Football Performance Award wide receiver trophy after making 87 catches for 1,480 yards with 19 touchdowns as a sophomore. He was third in the punt return category with 17 returns for 305 yards (17.9 average) and two touchdowns.
Cox came out as the top kickoff return man in the nation last year, according to the Performance Awards' formula after taking 30 kicks back for an average of 29.8 yards per return and two touchdowns.
The goal of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.