Stewart, Mathews Named to CFPA Watch Lists
July 2, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston Football junior defensive back Trevon Stewart and senior linebacker Derrick Mathews were recognized by CFPA (College Football Performance Awards) on the Defensive Back and Linebacker Trophy Preseason Watch Lists, respectively.
Stewart was one of just 42 FBS defensive backs named to the preseason watch list and just one of four from the American Athletic Conference.
The Patterson, La., defensive back led the nation in 2013 with 10 turnovers - a nation's best and UH single-season record six fumble recoveries and four interceptions. Stewart shared the team's Wilson Whitley Defensive MVP with Mathews and was third on the team with 109 tackles.
Mathews joins Stewart as the first two Houston players honored on CFPA Watch Lists this season as he was one of just 40 FBS linebackers recognized on the list and one of five linebackers from the American Athletic Conference to earn the recognition.
The Houston linebacker leads all active players nationally with 348 career tackles and 39 career tackles for loss. Mathews has started all 39 games of his career and has eclipsed the century mark in tackles his first three seasons with the Cougars. The team's Wilson Whitley Co-Defensive MVP in 2013, Mathews led all linebackers in The American last season with seven sacks.
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