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North Dakota State University's Sam Ojuri has been named to the 40-player 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Running Back Watch List.
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Sam Ojuri Named to CFPA FCS Running Back Watch List

Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: May 07, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--North Dakota State University's Sam Ojuri has been named to the 40-player 2012 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Running Back Watch List. Ojuri is one of five Missouri Valley Football Conference running backs in the select group.

Ojuri, a 6-foot, 205-pound junior from Barrington, Ill., rushed 187 times for 1,105 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011. He had five 100-yard games and averaged 5.9 yards per carry.

In four NCAA playoff games, Ojuri rushed 55 times for 324 yards and three TDs. He gained 136 yards on 17 carries in the 24-0 win over Lehigh University in the quarterfinals.

Ojuri rushed 12 times for a career-high 165 yards including a 95-yard TD run against Saint Francis, Pa. (9-12-11).

North Dakota State won the program’s first NCAA Division I Football Championship with a 17-6 win over Sam Houston State on Jan. 7 and also claimed the program's first Missouri Valley Football Conference title. The Bison were 14-1 overall and 7-1 in MVFC.

The Bison open the 2012 season against Robert Morris at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Fargodome.

College Football Performance Awards FCS Running Back Watch List

Andrew Smith, Albany

Isidore Jackson, Bethune-Cookman

Jordan Brown, Bryant

Darien Robinson, Citadel

Jordan McCord, Colgate

Andrew Pierce, Delaware

Larry McCoy, Duquesne

Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky

Jerodis Williams, Furman

Kenny Little, Gardner-Webb

Robert Brown, Georgia Southern

Dominique Swope, Georgia Southern

Dawrence Roberts, Grambling

*Shakir Bell, Indiana State

Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State

Dae’Quan Scott, JMU

Zach Barket, Lehigh

Julian Hayes, Monmouth

Cody Kirk, Montana State

Dontra Peters, New Hampshire

Jake Miller, North Dakota

Sam Ojuri, North Dakota State

Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona

David Johnson, Northern Iowa

Chuck Dibilio, Princeton

Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State

Fabian Truss, Samford

Kenny James, San Diego

Steve Strother, Southern Illinois

Kyle Harbridge, St. Francis, Pa.

Marcus Coker, Stony Brook

Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook

Trabis Ward, Tennessee State

Tevin Barksdale, UT-Martin

*Terrance West, Towson

Dominique Williams, Wagner

C.J. Tuckett, Weber State

Eric Breitenstein, Wofford

Donovan Johnson, Wofford

Mordecai Cargill, Yale

Jamaine Cook, Youngstown State

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