June 17, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University football senior cornerback Travis Carrie was named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Defensive Back Trophy Watch List.
"Congratulations to Travis Carrie on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Defensive Awards Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Carrie is a productive pass defender, who will be one of the nation's top defensive backs to watch in 2013."
Carrie earns the preseason honor despite being sidelined for the entire 2012 season following an injury he sustained in the preseason. Prior to his injury, Carrie was tabbed as one of the nation's top defensive backs in 2012 as he was named to the Preseason Thorpe and CFPA Watch Lists.
In 2011, the California native led the Bobcats with four interceptions. He also totaled team-bests of 13 pass breakups and 17 passes defensed. In addition, Carrie finished eighth on the team in tackles, totaling 49 stops. Following the year, he was named All-MAC Second Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Second Team and earned CollegeSportsMadness.com All-MAC First Team honors.
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. More than 130 CFPA recipients have signed professional contracts, and 21 have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
Ohio opens the 2013 season on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN against Louisville.