CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet has earned the 2012 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Award, as announced by College Football Performance Awards.
Maysonet finished the 2012 season with 2,316 all-purpose yards and 23 total touchdowns, including one receiving touchdown and one kickoff return touchdown. Maysonet averaged 8.2 yards per play, 7.4 yards per rush, and 25.8 yards per kickoff return.
A total of 45 CFPA awards were earned for the 2012 season. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel earned the 2012 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy, while Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple earned the 2012 CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy. West Virginia's Tavon Austin earned the 2012 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Trophy for the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Maysonet is the fifth Big South player to earn CFPA annual honors, following Liberty's Chris Summers and Kevin Fogg, Charleston Southern's Gerald Stevenson, and Presbyterian's Justin Bethel. Bethel and Summers recently completed their rookie seasons in the National Football League for the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings, respectively.
College Football Performance Awards is the largest awards organization in Division I college football. All recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Since its inception, 19 CFPA recipients have been first round NFL Draft selections.