NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State running back Trabis Ward, along with defensive backs Steven Godbolt III and Daniel Fitzpatrick were honored by the College Football Performance Awards for their play against Jackson State on September 8. Each player received honorable mention for National Performer of the Week.
Ward, who was named OVC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, rushed for 114 yards on 22 carries. He also set a career-high with three rushing touchdowns, all coming in the second quarter, which helped spark TSU to a 38-12 victory at the Southern Heritage Classic.
Godbolt had a career and game-high eight tackles, all solo, to go along with two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and an interception.
One of Godbolt's forced fumbles was picked up by Fitzpatrick, who took it 70-yards into in end zone during the fourth quarter for the final score of the game. The sophomore also had six tackles, five of which were solo.
The goal of 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. As prominent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines note, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate balloting-based awards.
TSU returns to the field this Saturday to play the first game on campus at Hale Stadium since 1998. Kickoff against Austin Peay is at 1 p.m.
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