Larry Pinkard Named to CFPA Wide Receiver Watch List
By ODU Athletics
May 14, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. -- Redshirt sophomore Larry Pinkard (Washington, D.C.) was named to the Wide Receiver Watch List by the College Football Performance Awards.
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.
Appearing in all 13 games and starting the final seven games of the season, Pinkard made 37 catches for 488 yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns to help the Monarchs become the top scoring offense in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and fifth nationally. His nine touchdowns were not only the most among all conference wide receivers, but ranked him tied for ninth in the league in scoring.
Pinkard posted a season-high 94 yards and two touchdowns on six catches against #9/10 James Madison, ODU's first win over a top-10 program. He also registered a pair of touchdowns on three catches for 64 yards against then-#20 UMass giving the Monarchs their first CAA victory and had a pair of scores as well on both his receptions at Rhode Island.
The rising redshirt sophomore also had touchdown receptions in both playoff games featuring Norfolk State in the first round and #3/2 Georgia Southern in the second round, as well as against Richmond.
As the 2012 season approaches, College Football Performance Awards will be releasing a preseason watch list each week from now until pre-season. For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, click here.
2012 CFPA Wide Receiver Watch List
G'Alonzo Milton, Alabama A&M
Devin Stark, Austin Peay
Jordan Harris, Bryant
Jesse Grandy, Central Arkansas
Nathan Perera, Charleston Southern
Kurt Ondash, Cornell
Luke Tasker, Cornell
Lanny Funsten, Davidson
Nihja White, Delaware
Chris Wright, Eastern Illinois
Nicholas Edwards, Eastern Washington
Greg Herd, Eastern Washington
Aaron Mellette (Elon)
Albert Wilson, Georgia State
Gerald Mistretta, Holy Cross
Rodrick Rumble, Idaho State
Tyrone Walker, Illinois State
Rico Richardson, Jackson State
Alan Bonner, Jacksonville State
Mark Ross, Lafayette
Ryan Spadola, Lehigh
Donte Sawyer, Morehead State
R.J. Harris, New Hampshire
Xavier Boyce, Norfolk State
Ryan Smith, North Dakota State
Jace Davis, Northern Colorado
Dominic Gunn, Northern Colorado
Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion
Justin Monahan, Portland State
Spencer Nelson, Prairie View A&M
Richard Sincere (Sam Houston State)
Kelsey Pope, Samford
Will Powell, South Dakota
Aaron Rollin, South Dakota State
Gralyn Crawford, Stephen F. Austin
Cordell Roberson, Stephen F. Austin
Quentin Sims, UT-Martin
Norman White, Villanova
Shaydon Kehano, Weber State