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Fogg Named CFPA Elite Kickoff Returner Award Winner

January 18, 2012
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CFPA 2011 Honorees List

Following a record-breaking season, Kevin Fogg has been honored by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) as the website's 2011 FCS Elite Kickoff Returner Award winner.

This honor closes out a highly successful postseason award run for the return specialist. Fogg was previously named a first-team All-American by the Sports Network, College Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.

Additionally, Fogg was a second-team selection on the Phil Steele Postseason All-America listing and he was named to the ECAC All-Star squad.

Fogg led all FCS players in the country in average yards per kickoff return (33.52), finishing more than two yards per return ahead of No. 2 A.J. Cruz of Brown (31.15).

Fogg set a program record and was one of two Division I football players in the country (both FCS and FBS) to finish the 2011 season with three kickoff returns for a touchdown (New Mexico State's Taveon Rogers also finished with three returns for a touchdown).

In addition to his special teams efforts, Fogg also had his most productive season as a member of Liberty's defensive backfield. The cornerback finished the year with a career-best 45 tackles (33 solo, 12 assisted), while adding four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Fogg tied with Walt Aikens for the team lead in interceptions, with each defensive back posting three interceptions in 2011. As a team, Liberty finished the year with 12 interceptions, which ranked No. 45 nationally in the statistical category.

Fogg is the second Flame to be honored by the College Football Performance Awards. Last year, Chris Summers set a program record in receiving yards (1,081) and touchdowns (15) and was named the website's CFPA FCS Top Wide Receiver award recipient.