Stanton Named to CFPA FCS Running Back Award Watch List

Paul Stanton, Jr., scored four times against Yale in The Game last season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising junior running back Paul Stanton, Jr., of the Harvard football team has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision Running Back Award Watch List.

Stanton, Jr., who hails from Kenner, La., is one of 38 running backs in the FCS vying for this award.

"Congratulations to Harvard's Paul Stanton, Jr. on earning a spot on this year's watch list," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Stanton, Jr. will likely be among the top Ivy League rushers once again this season."

Stanton, Jr., was named to the All-Ivy League second team last fall after ranking third in the conference with 936 rushing yards. He also scored 17 touchdowns, including 15 on the ground which ranked third most for a single-season in school history.

In Harvard's 34-7 win over Yale in the 130th playing of The Game, Stanton, Jr., tied the all-time Crimson record with four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving).

Three Harvard players have earned CFPA honors. Last season, Zach Hodges shared the CFPA Defensive End Award. Hodges followed fellow CFPA winners Colton Chapple '13 in 2012 and 2011 recipient Kyle Juszczyk '13.

The full list of 2014 CFPA winners will be announced January 14, 2015.