Three Knights Awarded Spots on CFPA Special Teams Watch Lists
July 1, 2013
By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The College Football Performance Awards released its special teams watch list, and UCF was well represented with three juniors honored. Rannell Hall was tagged on to the kick returner list, Shawn Moffitt earned a spot as a specialist and J.J. Worton found his name on the punt returner list.
UCF Football on 2013 CFPA Watch Lists
All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. More than 130 CFPA recipients have signed professional contracts, and 21 have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
Hall is primed to develop back into UCF's leading kickoff returner after witnessing Quincy McDuffie pace the country with a 34.2 average as a senior in 2012. Hall did have 18 returns for 350 yards a year ago, but it was his true freshman season which pushed him into the spotlight. The Miami native was the All-Conference USA First Team kick returner in 2011 with a 31.0 average thanks to 714 yards on 23 yards.
A graduate of Dr. Phillips in Orlando, Moffitt was second on the 2012 squad with 89 points. He went 10-for-14 in field-goal attempts, and did not miss a try until the sixth game of the year. Moffitt also set the school record with 59 extra points made.
The 2012 All-C-USA First Team punt returner, Worton has averaged 9.9 yards per return in his career including a 10.6 mark in 2012. Hailing from Homestead, Fla., he sits in fifth place on UCF's all-time chart with 416 yards and fifth with 42 returns.
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