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CFPA names Leonard National TE of the Week again


Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 11/05/2012
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NASHVILLE, TENN. - For the second week in a row the College Football Performance Awards has named Tennessee State tight end A.C. Leonard its National Tight End of the Week.

The sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., set a career-high in yards for the second week in a row as he had seven receptions for 115 yards, including a 52-yard catch on a third-and-10 from the TSU 1. The Tigers would go on to score six plays later to take a 28-20 lead late in the 3rd Quarter at Murray State. He had 102 yards last week vs. Tennessee Tech.

The only tight end throughout all four divisions of college football (FBS, FCS, D-II, D-III) with more receiving yards then Leonard is Cody Renken from Colorado Mines, who has 1,002 yards.

Leonard leads TSU with 643 receiving yards and is second with 44 catches.

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.

 

TSU (8-2, 4-2 OVC) has a bye this week before finishing the regular season at UT-Martin (7-2, 5-1 OVC) on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

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