GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman quarterback P.J. Blazejowski has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List, it was announced today.
Blazejowski, a senior from St. Augustine, Fla., is among 36 players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to make the list, which includes three players from the Southern Conference.
The CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy is a 22-inch K-9 optic crystal tower sporting an eight-inch crystal football on top. The award winner will be announced January 10, 2018.
Blazejowski has passed for 1,595 yards and 14 touchdowns this year while also rushing for 225 yards and a score in helping key Furman, winners of six consecutive games, to a its current 6-3 record, 5-1 SoCon mark (tied for first place), and No. 23 ranking in the STATS Top 25 poll.
He ranks third nationally in passing efficiency (179.7 rating) and is second in yards per completion (17.7) — both of which are ahead of Furman record pace. The 6-foot, 195-pound signal caller was named CFPA National Performer of the Week after competing 17-of-22 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the Paladins' 56-35 win over East Tennessee State on Sept. 30.
Blazejowski has appeared in 28 games and registered 22 starts in his four-year Paladin career. His 4,076 passing yards ranks eighth in Furman history, and his 28 passing touchdowns is tied for seventh. He is currently 10th in total offense with 4,842 yards and stands third all-time among Paladin quarterbacks in rushing yards (766).
A 28-6 road winner over Western Carolina on Saturday, Furman is idle this coming Saturday following nine consecutive weeks of play. 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.
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information