Tennessee State University redshirt junior tailback Trabis Ward was named as one of the top returning running backs in the NCAA Football College Subdivision according to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) on Monday.
Ward, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was one of 39 student-athletes selected to the 2012 CFPA Running Back Award Watch List.
Last season, Ward led the Tigers with 193 carries for 978 yards. He led TSU with 11 rushing touchdowns, including a season-long 40-yard scamper. Ward rushed for an average of 88.9 yards per game.
The redshirt junior was also versatile, catching 12 passes for 144 yards. He caught a 49-yard pass for the Big Blue last season.
Tennessee State University opens the 2012 football season with the 14th Annual John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1 against Florida A&M at LP Field.
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