Senior Richard Leonard has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) watch list for the kickoff returners in college football. Leonard joins a list of 42 FBS kickoff returners and is one of four from Conference USA.
Leonard enters the 2014 season prominently listed in the FIU record book. His 33-career kick returns for 902 yards both rank No. 4 all-time at FIU, while his nine-career punt returns for 108 yards rank No. 9 and No. 7, respectively. For his career, Leonard has amassed 1,102 total return yards good for No. 5 all-time at FIU. The Miami native holds the school record for longest kick return for a touchdown (100 yards - at Florida Atlantic - 11/16/12). His 758 kickoff return yards in 2012 are the fourth-most in a single season in Panther history.
The CFPA is in its seventh season of recognition. Founded in 2008, the CFPA's player and team performance index ranks success in all three phases of the game -- offense, defense, and special teams.
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