June 25, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - Brady Stuart, who converted 15 field goals as a redshirt freshman in 2012, has received national distinction with his inclusion on the College Football Performance Football Championship Subdivision Placekicker Award watch list for the upcoming season.
Stuart is one of 32 players on the preseason list which will eventually lead to an individual winner at the end of the year. He's the second Aggie to be honored this summer, joining Taylor Sloat who is on the CFPA's tight end watch list.
"Congratulations to Brady Stuart on earning a spot on the 2013 CFPA Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Stuart gives Head Coach Ron Gould exceptional talent at the placekicker position for the 2013 season."
Stuart, a 5-foot-11, 164-pound sophomore from Newhall, Calif., enjoyed an outstanding season for the Aggies last year, making 15 of 21 field goal attempts, 31 of 32 extra point tries and leading the team with 76 points. He tied for ninth nationally in field goals per game (1.36).
Stuart made a season-long 45-yard field goal during UC Davis' Causeway Classic win over Sacramento State, finishing the game with a season-high tying three field goals. He also made three field goals against Weber State, including a pair from beyond 40 yards.
The CFPA makes its players selections on objective data "to the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams". Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple was named the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year last season.
UC Davis will open the 2013 season on Aug. 31 at South Dakota. The home opener is Sept. 14 against Northern Arizona.
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