June 25, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College Football Performance Awards announced Tuesday its 2013 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List and Fresno State senior Isaiah Burse earned a spot on the list.
Burse was also on the preseason watch list for this CFPA award last season.
A 6-0, 179-pound wide receiver from Modesto, Calif., Burse enters his senior year needing just 15 more kickoff returns to tie the NCAA career record of 141 held by Tyron Carrier from Houston (2008-11).
Burse has handled the kickoff return duties for all three seasons he has been in the Bulldog program and has averaged 22.5 yards off 126 returns.
Additionally, Burse also spent the first part of the 2012 season as Fresno State's punt returner. In that time, he returned eight punts for an average of 10.2 yards with a long of 29 against Colorado that gave the 'Dogs the ball inside the Buff 20-yard line.
Burse is figured once again this coming 2013 season to be in the mix to handle not only the kickoff return duties, but the punt return duties as well.
In addition to his versatility as a return man, Burse has caught 110 passes in his career for 1,477 yards and nine touchdowns. He holds the unique distinction of having rushed for a touchdown, thrown for a TD and caught a touchdown throughout the course of his career.
The full list of 2013 CFPA recipients will be announced on January 8, 2014.
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