Stevenson Named Honorable Mention CFPA National Performer of the WeekSeptember 20, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern wide receiver Gerald Stevenson has been named an honorable mention CFPA National Performer of the Week it was announced Monday. Stevenson is the second Buccaneer player to earn such an honor this season with quarterback A.J. Toscano doing so after the first game of the year.
Stevenson played a key role in Charleston Southern’s 28-14 win over Mars Hill Saturday. He caught six passes for 198 yards -- tied for the fourth-most in a single-game in Big South history -- and averaged 33.0 yards per catch. While he did not reach the end zone, Stevenson opened the game with a 26-yard kickoff return that jump started a two-play, 69-yard scoring drive to put CSU up just 0:53 into the game. On the first drive of the second quarter, the Bucs faced a 3rd-and-23, and Stevenson hauled in a jump ball for 26 yards and a first down. Three plays later he added another 27-yard catch on a third down play that set up the Bucs’ second touchdown. His third catch of the game was a 38-yarder on first down just before the half that put CSU in scoring position. Stevenson had a 27-yard catch on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter that eventually led to a field goal attempt, and added a 42-yard reception on 3rd-and-18 in the fourth quarter that led to another touchdown. He would add one more 38-yarder on the Bucs’ final scoring drive. Stevenson finished the day with 246 all-purpose yards and kept alive three scoring drives with his four third down catches.
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 full list of honorees can be found here.