|Breitenstein Named CFPA FCS Running Back of Year|
|Written by Brent Williamson|
|Monday, 21 January 2013 12:02|
College Football Performance Awards has announced Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein as the recipient of the 2012 FCS Running Back Award. Breitenstein was named Southern Conference
Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He is just the fourth player in conference history to earn the honor in back-to-back seasons. He led the Southern Conference in rushing for the second straight season with 2,035 yards, a school record and the second most in conference history.
He had 19 rushing touchdowns to lead the conference and was second in scoring with 114 points. With 12 games with 100 or more rushing yards this season, Breitenstein set a new Southern Conference mark and his eleven straight games with 100 or more yards tied an NCAA record. He also holds the SoCon single game rushing mark with 321 yards.
The senior from Valle Crucis, North Carolina is the second Wofford player to earn CFPA honors, following Ameet Pall (2010 FCS Defensive End Award).
The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments 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.
As prominent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines note, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate balloting-based awards.
Breitenstein was also named Wofford's Most Valuable Player of the year for the third straight season. And he was named a first team All-American by three different organizations.
Photo Courtesy: Eric Breitenstein, Wofford College Athletics
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