McDuffie, Robinson on Special Teams Awards Watch Lists

June 22, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - A pair of UCF juniors - Quincy McDuffie (Orlando, Fla.) and Josh Robinson (Sunrise, Fla.) - have earned spots on the College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Watch Lists. McDuffie is on organization's kickoff returner trophy list, while Robinson is listed on the punt returner list.

The purpose of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

In 2010, McDuffie earned CBS Sports and Rivals.com All-America Second Team honors, as well as a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team, after ranking second nationally in kickoff returns at 32.19 yards per return. He concluded the year with 869 return yards and two touchdowns. McDuffie ranks third all-time at UCF with 1,813 return yards.

Robinson ranked ninth in the nation in punt return yard average (15.2) a year ago. He returned 20 punts for 304 total yards. Robinson was selected to the All-C-USA Second Team as a punt returner.

Last season, Andre Debose of Florida and Eric Page of Toledo shared the College Football Performance Awards kickoff returner trophy. Cliff Harris of Oregon and Patrick Peterson of LSU were the punt returner honorees.

McDuffie, Robinson and the Knights open the 2011 campaign on Sept. 3, hosting Charleston Southern at Bright House Networks Stadium.

2011 UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.