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Furman's Wilcox Honored By College Football Performance Awards

Antonio Wilcox
Antonio Wilcox

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman running back Antonio Wilcox has been named honorable mention FCS National Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA), it was announced this morning.

Wilcox, who rushed 21 times for a career high 202 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-6 road win over 18th-ranked Western Carolina, was one of only four national honorable mention selections by the CFPA.

Wilcox headlined a potent Paladin ground attack that amassed a season high 363 yards in the win over the Catamounts.  His career long 68-yard run on the first play of the second half set up a touchdown to give Furman a 14-0 lead, and the 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior capped his performance with a 48-yard scoring burst midway through the fourth quarter to stretch Furman's lead to 28-0.

The Fitzgerald, Ga., native has played a critical role in Furman's current six-game winning streak, rushing 89 times for 487 yards and eight touchdowns in that stretch.  He is the Paladins' leading rusher this year with 575 yards and a team leading 10 touchdowns.

Now 6-3 on the season and tied for first place in the SoCon with a 5-1 league mark, Furman is idle this coming Saturday following nine consecutive weeks of action.  The Paladins return to action on Nov. 11, playing host to arch-rival The Citadel at Paladin Stadium in a 2:00 p.m. contest that will highlight Family Weekend at Furman.

Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information