Timmons on CFPA Freshman
Performer of The Year Watch List
Kentucky freshman wide receiver on
watch list for national award due to first-year success
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky true
freshman wide receiver Ryan Timmons, who has been a key playmaker for
the Kentucky offense this season ranking fourth in rushing yards and
second in receiving yards, has been named to the College Football
Performance Awards 2013 National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch
List, it was announced recently.
Timmons is one of 32 FBS players and one of four Southeastern
Conference players to make the watch list. According to the CFPA
release, the watch list is a rough guide, highlighting freshmen whose
performances merit recognition.
The true freshman is having a great year for Kentucky, sitting second
in receiving with 19 catches for 209 yards and one touchdown and fourth
in rushing with eight carries for 88 yards. Timmons is averaging 11
yards per reception or rush attempt and scored his first collegiate
touchdown last weekend against South Carolina on a 14-yard touchdown
pass in the corner of the endzone.
The native of Frankfort, Ky., has played in every game this season with
two starts while he has caught at least one pass in all five games.
Timmons caught a season-best six passes for 40 yards against Florida,
while he had a season-high 72 receiving yards against Louisville.
FBS recipients of the award include Texas A&M quarterback
Johnny Manziel (2012), Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (2011),
former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore (2010), and former
Oregon running back LaMichael James (2009).
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.