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Greg Wood Named to CFPA Punter Award Watch List
Greg Wood is one of 36 punters named to the CFPA preseason watch list for punters. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Greg Wood is one of 36 punters named to the CFPA preseason watch list for punters. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Valparaiso University senior punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List heading into the 2012 football season.

Wood has averaged 42.8 yards per punt during his career with the Crusaders in 143 attempts.  As a sophomore in 2010, he set the school’s single season record averaging 43.6 yards per boot.  Last year as a junior, Wood kicked 76 times, one shy of the school’s single season mark, averaging 42.0 yards per punt.  He had a career-long of 76 yards in 2011.

“Greg has shown over the past two seasons that he is one of the top punters in NCAA I-FCS,” head coach Dale Carlson stated.  “We expect another solid year from him again in 2012.”

A First Team All-Pioneer Football League selection as a sophomore, Wood earned Second Team accolades during his junior campaign.

The goal of the CFPA is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment in college football.  Recipients are selected based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

Wood is one of a total of 36 punters in the NCAA I-FCS named to the preseason watch list.  He joints Ernest Collins of San Diego as the only selections from the PFL.

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