FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After an extensive review of the existing data, literature and evidence, the College Football Performance Awards has announced Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett as the 2009 National Performer of the Year. 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. By being named the CFPA National Performer of the Year, Mallett will receive the world’s largest crystal football award – the ‘Philosopher’s Trophy’ – a 32 inch K9 optic crystal pyramid with a 13 inch K9 optic crystal football on top. Mallett finished the 2009 season by matching or breaking 16 different school records. He completed 225-of-403 passes for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns with just seven interceptions this past season. For more information about the College Football Performance Awards please visit http://collegefootballperformance.com.
2009 Trophy Recipients: 2009 National Performer of the Year Trophy – Ryan Mallett (Arkansas)2009 Defensive Performer of the Year Trophy – Adrian Clayborn (Iowa)2009 Freshman Performer of the Year Trophy – LaMichael James (Oregon)2009 Quarterback Trophy – Case Keenum (Houston)2009 Running Back Trophy – Dexter McCluster (Ole Miss)2009 Wide Receiver Trophy – Golden Tate (Notre Dame), Danario Alexander (Missouri)2009 Tight End Trophy – Dennis Morris (Louisiana Tech)2009 Defensive Lineman Trophy – Brandon Graham (Michigan)2009 Linebacker Trophy – Greg Jones (Michigan State)2009 Defensive Back Trophy – Earl Thomas (Texas)2009 Placekicker Trophy – Blair Walsh (Georgia)2009 Punter Trophy – Drew Butler (Georgia)2009 Kickoff Specialist Trophy – Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State)2009 Kickoff Returner Trophy – C.J. Spiller (Clemson)2009 Punt Returner Trophy – Damian Williams (USC)2009 Elite Tight End Trophy – Dennis Pitta (BYU)2009 Elite Running Back Trophy – Jahvid Best (California)2009 Elite Wide Receiver Trophy – Freddie Barnes (Bowling Green)2009 Elite Tight End Trophy – Cody Slate (Marshall)