Colby Goodwyn Named CFPA National Running Back of the Week

September 12, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 12, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. - Sophomore Colby Goodwyn (Hampton, Va.) was named the College Football Performance Award's National Running Back of the Week after leading ODU to a 40-17 victory over Georgia State.

The sophomore, who earned CAA Offensive Player of the Week honors as well, carried the ball 26 times for 190 yards and a touchdown, marking the second-highest rushing total in ODU's short program history. The yardage mark is also the highest CAA Football total since New Hampshire's Dontra Peters rattled off 197 yards against Central Connecticut State Sept. 4 last season.

Goodwyn logged three rushes of 20-or-more yards in the win including a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter.

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.

For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, click here.