Wooden Named to CFPA Preseason Quarterback Watch List
May 7, 2012
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Missouri State junior Trevor Wooden (High Springs, Fla.) has recently been named to the College Football Performance Awards Preseason Watch List for quarterbacks.
Wooden earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention honors in 2011 after compiling 2,420 yards of total offense in his first season as the Bears' starting signal caller. Wooden ranked 14th in the nation in pass efficiency (149.66) his sophomore season and led the MVFC in total offense.
He is one of four MVFC quarterbacks, along with Kurt Hess of Youngstown State, Matt Brown of Illinois State and Brock Jensen of North Dakota State, to make the CFPA Preseason QB Watch List.
The CFPA was organized in 2010 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.
All told, 38 quarterbacks from the Division I FCS ranks were part of the preseason list. The complete list is as follows: Deaunte Mason (Alabama A&M), Jamal Jackson (Appalachian State), Andre Broadous (Cal Poly), Aramis Hillary (Coastal Carolina), Gavin McCarney (Colgate), Sean Brackett (Columbia), Jeff Mathews (Cornell), Mike Piatkowski (Drake), Sean Patterson (Duquesne), T.J. Pryor (Eastern Kentucky), Colton Chapple (Harvard), Kevin Yost (Idaho State), Matt Brown (Illinois State), Coty Blanchard (Jacksonville State), Andrew Shoop (Lafayette), Riley Dodge (McNeese State), Trevor Wooden (Missouri State), Jordan Johnson (Montana), Denarius McGhee (Montana State), Zach Lewis (Morehead State), Casey Brockman (Murray State), Brock Jensen (North Dakota State), Cary Grossart (Northern Arizona), Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion), Billy Ragone (Pennsylvania), Jeff Sinclair (Robert Morris), Brian Bell (Sam Houston State), Mason Mills (San Diego), Brad Sorensen (Southern Utah), Brady Attaway (Stephen F. Austin), Kyle Essington (Stony Brook), Tre Lamb (Tennessee Tech), Grant Enders (Towson), Randy Wright (UC-Davis), Derek Carr (UT-Martin), Chris Polony (Villanova), Mike Hoke (Weber State), Kurt Hess (Youngstown State).
Including Wooden, Missouri State will return 24 players this fall with starting experience from last season and 36 lettermen in all. MSU will begin the 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 at Kansas State and will have five home games on slate this fall, including the Sept. 15 home opener against Murray State under the lights at Plaster Field.
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