Pujals Places Eighth In Jerry Rice Award Voting

Peter Pujals

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Holy Cross freshman quarterback Peter Pujals (Glenview, Ill.) placed eighth in the voting for the 2013 Jerry Rice Award, presented annually by the Sports Network to the top freshman in the Division I football championship subdivision. The Rice Award was won by Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who will be recognized at tonight's annual Sports Network awards banquet in Philadelphia.

The 2013 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, Pujals saw action in 10 games this season, starting eight times. He connected on 211 of 332 pass attempts for 2,261 yards and 19 touchdowns, in addition to running the ball 136 times for 469 yards and eight more scores. Pujals broke the Holy Cross freshman records for completions, pass attempts, passing yards, yards of total offense (2,730) and touchdowns responsible for (27), while tying the freshman mark for touchdown passes. He also finished the year ranked second in the Patriot League in total offense, while standing third in passing yards and pass efficiency (134.8 rating).

Voting for the Rice Award, which is based on regular season performance only, was conducted among media members and media relations professionals covering the football championship subdivision.

Holy Cross concluded the 2013 season with an overall record of 3-9, and tied for fifth in the Patriot League with a 1-4 mark in conference games.

A list of the voting results for the 2013 Jerry Rice Award follows.


2013 JERRY RICE AWARD VOTING

Rank

 

Name, School

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Total

1.

 

Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

80

21

19

6

4

557

2.

 

Marcus Cox, Appalachian State

16

26

13

13

10

259

3.

 

R.J. Noel, Sacred Heart

8

17

17

13

17

202

 
 

Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State

5

16

20

21

11

202

5.

 

John Russ, Mercer

9

11

11

14

10

160

6.

 

Christophe Mulumba, Maine

4

7

9

17

10

119

7.

 

Donald Payne, Stetson

4

6

13

9

10

111

8.

 

Peter Pujals, Holy Cross

3

9

7

13

7

105

9.

 

Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T

4

4

6

4

10

72

10.

 

Marquis Smith, Savannah State

2

4

5

9

9

68

11.

 

Matt Johnson, Charlotte

4

6

3

3

6

65

12.

 

Kourtney Berry, Alabama State

2

5

6

2

7

59

13.

 

Gage Steele, James Madison

1

6

5

4

6

58

14.

 

Drew Reed, Lafayette

2

3

5

4

3

48

15.

 

Dillon Buechel, Duquesne

2

3

4

0

4

38

16.

 

Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas

0

1

1

7

3

24

17.

 

Bentlee Critcher, Appalachian State

1

0

0

3

6

17

 
 

C.J. Williams, Bucknell

0

2

1

1

4

17

19.

 

Austin Black, Southeast Missouri State

0

0

1

1

7

12

20.

 

Lawrence Forbes, Morgan State

0

0

0

2

2

6

 
 

Javancy Jones, Jackson State

0

0

1

1

1

6