CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- College Football Performance Awards, the largest awards organization in D-I college football, recently announced its watch list for the 2013 CFPA Defensive Back Award, with Brown's Emory Polley (University Heights, OH) earning a spot on the list. The preliminary watch list highlights 36 returning performers, vying for the top individual defensive back award in the Football Championship Subdivision.
"Congratulations to Emory Polley on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Polley will be one of the top players to watch in the Ivy League in 2013."
Polley led the Ivy League in passes defended, knocking down 11 passes, and will look to fill the shoes of graduated All-Ivy DB AJ Cruz. He intercepted four passes, second most in the Ivy League, and made 32 tackles for the season, including 22 solo stops. Polley had a season high six tackles against Harvard and Penn. The versatile Polley also returned kickoffs late in the season and averaged a team high 24.7 yards per return.
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.