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TULSA'S TREY WATTS EARNS SPOT ON CFPA ALL-PURPOSE AWARDS WATCH LIST

Trey Watts gained over 1,000 yards last year for the 11-3 Hurricane.
Trey Watts gained over 1,000 yards last year for the 11-3 Hurricane.
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June 25, 2013

Charlotte, NC - University of Tulsa senior Trey Watts was named to the 2013 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List, it was announced this week.

Watts, a 5'11", 200-pound running back, enters his senior season with 2,186 career rushing yards to rank ninth on the school's all-time rushing chart. He has also caught 58 passes for 757 yards and has totaled 4,189 career all-purpose yards in 37 games played.

In 2012, Watts led the Hurricane in rushing with 1,108 yards and three touchdowns. He has seven career 100-yard rushing games, five of which came during the 2012 campaign. Watts finished the season with an average of 168.5 all-purpose yards per game and totaled five 200+ all-purpose yard games in 2012.

Watts earned second team all-Conference USA honors as a kick returner and honorable mention accolades as a running back a year ago.

He was named the Game MVP and the Offensive MVP of the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl in leading Tulsa to a 31-17 victory over Iowa State. Watts gained 249 all-purpose yards in that game, including a game-high 149 rushing yards.

Tulsa opens the 2013 season on Thursday, August 29 in Ohio against the Bowling Green Falcons. Game time has been set for 6 pm (CT)/7 pm (ET) and can be seen on ESPN U. The Hurricane will kick-off the home season on Sept. 7 against the Colorado State Rams with a 6:00 pm kick time. Season tickets beginning at $78 are available online at TulsaHurricane.com or by calling 918.631.GoTU.