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NSU’s Eagan makes second college football watch list
Aug 07, 2014 | 182 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It’s the second appearance this week on the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List for Northwestern State’s Ed Eagan, who is on the list as one of the top 34 punt returners at the Division I FCS level.

He was named to the CFPA Watch List among the country’s top 40 FCS kickoff returners late last month.

Eagan, a New Orleans-Holy Cross product, was recently named by league coaches to the Preseason Southland Conference Team as a return specialist. In two years, he owns a 9.0 punt return career average with a 50-yard touchdown last year against Langston.

He has a career 23.5 average on kickoff returns, including an 82-yard TD as a freshman against Sam Houston State. He set single-season school records with 34 kickoff returns and 798 yards last fall. With 1,080 career kick return yards, he is just over halfway with two seasons remaining to topping the school record of 2,084 yards by Phillip Harvey from 2009-12.

"Congratulations to Ed Eagan on earning a second spot on this year's watch list," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Eagan enters the 2014 season as one of the top special teams performers in the FCS."

Eagan is also a starting receiver for the Demons and had 46 catches, tops on the team and the fifth-best single-season total in school history, last year. His 585 yards receiving was second on last year's team behind 2013 senior Louis Hollier.

Earlier this summer, Demon senior quarterback Zach Adkins and senior cornerback Imoan Claiborne were listed on the CFPA Watch List for their positions.

The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment in college football.
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