July 5, 2011
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By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF sophomore Jeff Godfrey (Miami, Fla.) served as one of the top freshman quarterbacks in the country in 2010, and Tuesday he was named to the College Football Performance Awards 2011 Quarterback Trophy Watch List.
The signal-caller was one of seven sophomore quarterbacks in the nation to earn a spot on the watch list which featured 40 student-athletes. Godfrey also was one of just two quarterbacks on the list who have spent only one season on a college campus (Tennessee's Tyler Bray also was a true freshman in 2010).
Godfrey was the fourth UCF player to be honored onto the CFPA Watch Lists. Junior Quincy McDuffie was on the kickoff returner list, junior Josh Robinson received a spot as a defensive back as well as a punt returner and senior Darius Nall was named to the defensive lineman list.
The purpose of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
A Freshman All-American and the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, Godfrey dazzled UCF fans with his unique mobility and precision arm last season. He started the final 12 games, guiding the Knights to the C-USA title and an AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory over Georgia, serving as one of only three true freshmen quarterbacks to lead his team to a bowl-game win a year ago.
Godfrey wrapped up 2010 by leading all freshmen quarterbacks by completing 66.8 percent of his passes, while also ranking second with a 154.31 efficiency rating and 10 rushing touchdowns. He was 159-for-238 in the air, throwing for 13 touchdowns and 2,159 yards. On the ground, he racked up 566 rushing yards to set a UCF single-season record by a quarterback.
UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3, and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.