ECU Specialists Named To Preseason Award Watch List

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina special teams duo of Warren Harvey (placekicker) and Trent Tignor (punter) have been named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Special Teams Award Watch List according to a release by the organization Sunday.

Harvey, who earned a sport on the CFPA Placekicker Trophy Watch List, was an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention selection after converting all 50 PATs and 15-of-20 field goal attempts, which included a career-long 54-yarder at Southern Miss. The Greenville, N.C. native made a career-best eight PATs in the season finale against Marshall lifting ECU to a 65-59 double-overtime win. He led the team with 95 points, scored a season-high 12 against Houston (4 PATs, 2 FGs) and ranked among league leaders in PAT percentage (1st), kick scoring (6th), field goal percentage (6th), field goals (t6th) and total scoring (9th).

Tignor was named to the CFPA Punter Trophy Watch List after appearing in 13 games a season ago as the Pirates top punter. The All C-USA honoree logged 65 punts for 2,779 yards (42.8 avg.) with nine touchbacks placing 14 punts inside the opponents 20-yards line and booted 10 balls for 50-plus years with a career-long 65 against Navy. The Hoschton, Ga. native captured C-USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors after his performance at Southern Miss where he delivered a career-best 10 punts for 422 yards (42.2 avg.), placing three kicks inside the 20-yard line (two inside the 10). His 10 attempts against the Golden Eagles were the most for an ECU punter since 2004

Harvey and Tignor join Shane Carden (offense), Justin Hardy (all-purpose) and Derrell Johnson (defense) on the 2013 CFPA Watch List.

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.