September 2, 2012

Lamb's performance earns FCS National QB of the Week honors

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech quarterback Tre Lamb has been named the FCS National Quarterback Performer of the Week for his outstanding efforts Thursday in leading the Golden Eagles to a 41-31 season-opening victory over Hampton University.

The award was announced Sunday by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) on its website. Lamb shared the award with Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garappolo, who was also named the National Performer of the Week.

The senior from Calhoun, Ga., led the Golden Eagles to 548 yards of total offense while throwing for 339 yards and four touchdowns. It was the second-highest single-game passing yardage in his career and matched his career-best for most TD tosses. He also rushed for 18 yards, accounting for 357 yards of total offense.

After that first-week performance, Lamb ranks first in the OVC in passing efficiency and second in both passing and total offense.

Lamb was listed in July on the CFPA Quarterbacks Watch List.

View the CFPA website

National Performer of the Week: Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois)
National Defensive Performer of the Week:
Dontavais Johnson (Coastal Carolina)

Quarterback Performer of the Week: Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) & Tre Lamb (Tennessee Tech)
Honorable Mention: Sawyer Kollmorgen (Northern Iowa), Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion), Kevin Yost (Idaho State), Ezayi Youyoute (Georgia Southern), Kurt Hess (Youngstown State), Justin Thorpe (James Madison), Andre Broadous (Cal Poly), Brock Jensen (North Dakota State), Matt Brown (Illinois State), Zach Lewis (Morehead State), Brodrick Waters (Bethune-Cookman)

Running Back Performer of the Week: Eric Breitenstein (Wofford)
Honorable Mention: Shakir Bell (Indiana State), Zach Zenner (South Dakota State), Jake Miller (North Dakota), Andrew Smith (Albany), Dominique Swope (Georgia Southern), Jeremy Runner (Grambling), Nick Campanella (Georgetown), Tyree Lee (Old Dominion), Miguel Maysonet (Stony Brook), David Johnson (Northern Iowa)

Wide Receiver Performer of the Week: Alan Bonner (Jacksonville State), Brandon Kaufman (Eastern Washington), Erik Lora (Eastern Illinois)
Honorable Mention: Daniel Cason (Colgate), Sam Hendricks (Eastern Illinois), Joey Orlando (New Hampshire), D.J. Foster (Southeast Missouri), Nick Mayers (Old Dominion), Fred Plummer (Texas Southern), Dorian Buford (Missouri State)

Tight End Performer of the Week: Will Shaw (Youngstown State)
Honorable Mention: Josh Hill (Idaho State), Kevin Finney (Richmond), Justin Gunn (Liberty), Josh Jordan (McNeese State), T.J. Knowles (Sacramento State), Kevin Marshall (Drake), Faysal Shafaat (Chattanooga), R.J. Rickert (Northern Arizona), Michael Mardis (Indiana State)

Placekicker Performer of the Week: Rainer Duzan (Morehead State) & Patrick Murray (Fordham)
Honorable Mention: Jarod Brown (Old Dominion), Robert Hersh (Texas Southern), Cameron Starke (James Madison), Drew Geldbach (Southeast Missouri), John Shaughnessy (Northwestern State), Austin Witmer (Missouri State), Pat Smith (Western Illinois)

Punter Performer of the Week: Matt Hubbard (Georgia State)
Honorable Mention: C.J. Reyes (Idaho State), Joe Vucic (Southeast Missouri), Brock Miller (Southern Utah), Colton Schmidt (UC Davis), Greg Wood (Valparaiso), Nic Russo (Northwestern State), Stephen Shaw (Montana), Paul Layton (Albany), Jason Myers (Marist), Austin Pucylowski (Southern Illinois), Scott Weatherford (Eastern Illinois), Chris Sullens (Missouri State), Sam Martin (Appalachian State)

All-Purpose Performer of the Week: Miguel Maysonet (Stony Brook) & David Johnson (Northern Iowa)
Honorable Mention: Dae’Quan Scott (James Madison), Dominique Williams (Wagner), David Turner (VMI), Fabian Truss (Samford), Albert Wilson (Georgia State), Tony Washington (Appalachian State)

Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week: Jorrian Washington (Hampton) & Michael Ruff (Presbyterian)
Honorable Mention: Marcus Cooperwood (Norfolk State), Tre Henderson (Coastal Carolina), Malcolm Williams (Delaware State)

Punt Returner Performer of the Week: Gary Hunter (Dayton), Geovonie Irvine (North Carolina Central), Adrian Wilkins (North Carolina Central)
Honorable Mention: Anthony Soto (UC Davis), Darius Carey (McNeese State), Brandon Chandler (Campbell)

Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week: Eze Obiora (Southern Illinois)
Honorable Mention: Robert Simpson (MVSU), Matt Acree (Drake), Joseph LeBeau (Jackson State), Zach Minter (Montana State), Reginald Bailey (Alabama A&M), Colin Parsons (Citadel), D.J. Roberts (UT-Martin), Jeff Tukuafu (Southern Utah), Jimmy Daniels (Alabama State)

Linebacker Performer of the Week: Jamal Giddens (Norfolk State)
Honorable Mention: Christian Kuntz (Duquesne), Zach Richert (Duquesne), Robert McCabe (Georgetown), Patrick Moynahan (Davidson), Tyler Moorehead (Drake), Rojae Jackson (Central Arkansas), Wes Dothard (Chattanooga), Jawara Dudley (Stony Brook), Brandon Hepburn (Florida A&M), Mike McClure (Coastal Carolina), Chris Wright (UT-Martin), Justin Hughes (South Carolina State), Bryan Presume (Southern Illinois), Jaycob Shoemaker (Portland State), Devante Hawkins (Hampton), Phillip LeGrande (Wofford), Lynden Trail (Norfolk State), Jarkevis Fields (Bethune-Cookman)

Defensive Back Performer of the Week: Dontavais Johnson (Coastal Carolina) & Brooklyn Fox (Eastern Kentucky)
Honorable Mention: Joe Rankin (Morgan State), Charlie Goro (South Dakota), Terence Cahee (McNeese State), Troy Sanders (Appalachian State), Ed Burns (Elon), Brian Thompson (William & Mary), Dominique Mitchell (South Carolina State), Kenneth Ridley (Morgan State)