Local Roundup: Dartmouth QB on CFPA Watch List
Hanover — Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, the organization announced Sunday evening. Williams is one of 36 returning performers vying for the top individual quarterback award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
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. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL draft selections.
As a sophomore last year, Williams started all 10 games in a 6-4 season (5-2 in the Ivy League), completing 55.6 percent of his passes (147 of 265) for 1,773 yards and 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. In addition, the native of Corinth, Texas, was second on the team in rushing with 563 yards on 153 carries (3.7-yard average) with five touchdowns. His 2,336 yards of total offense are the fourth-most in a single season ever at Dartmouth, and Williams already ranks seventh at the school in career total yards with 3,572 with two years remaining.
Former Big Green star Shawn Abuhoff ’12 earned the 2010 CFPA Punt Returner Award after bringing back three punts for touchdowns and ranking third nationally with a 17.2-yard average.
White Mountains 8, Newport 1
Whitefield, n.h. — The Tigers (13-5) saw their season come to a close in an NHIAA Division III semifinal loss to the top-ranked Spartans (18-0).
Newport graduates five seniors from the eighth-ranked team in the tournament: Sky Curtis, Sophie Willis, Kaytlynn Kenney, Lindsy Desmarais and Noelle Peterson.