GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) has bestowed its 2012 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Kickoff Returner Award on Furman's Jerodis Williams, the organization announced today.
Williams, from Prattville, Ala., led FCS in kickoff returns this season, averaging 35.9 yards per attempt. He returned kicks for 100 yards against both Western Carolina and Appalachian State, with the 100-yard bolt against the Catamounts helping him tally a school record 370 all-purpose yards.
The honor is the latest in a string of accolades this year for the Paladin senior, who earlier garnered first team All-Southern Conference honors as both a running back and return specialist, as well as Sports Network and Walter Camp Foundation All-America scrolls as a return specialist.
Williams rushed for 1,170 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012 after running for 1,055 yards and nine scores in 2011. His strong senior campaign, which featured a career best 239-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 45-24 win over Western Carolina, helped him finish ranked fifth in school rushing history with 3,097 yards. His 29 rushing touchdowns mark the eighth most by a Paladin.
He is the third Furman player recognized by the CFPA with a FCS national season honor, joining former teammates Colin Anderson (2011 Tight End Award) and Ryan Steed (2010 Defensive Back Award).