NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State quarterback Ronald Butler was named to the 2013 National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List today, by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
Butler joins 31 other freshman on the “rough guide, highlighting freshmen whose performances merit recognition,” according to the CFPA. The media outlet goes on to say that “freshmen are not preemptively eliminated from consideration, and all players are eligible for weekly, annual, and career awards at their respective positions”.
Butler started the first four games for the Tigers, but only played the second half of last week's game against Centra State. In that contest, Butler was 5-of-8 for 69 yards and three touchdowns in the, 73-6, TSU romp.
This season, the Tallahassee, Fla. native has completed 49-of-77 passes for a team-high 540 yards and four touchdowns. He also has 41 rushing yards on the year and just three interceptions.
Butler and the rest of the Tigers will look to improve to 2-0 in OVC play when the squad hosts Southeast Missouri on Saturday at 6 p.m. at LP Field.