Monroe earns CFPA honors
Dec. 3, 2012
Texas Longhorns senior running back/wide receiver D.J. Monroe was named National Kickoff Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) on Sunday for his performance against Kansas State this weekend. Senior P Alex King was named Honorable Mention Punter of the Week.
Against Kansas State, Monroe returned six kickoffs for 140 yards (23.3 avg) including a 72-yard return in the fourth quarter.
Monroe has now moved into second place all-time in career return yardage for a Texas Longhorn with 1,621 yards in returns (Quan Cosby #1, 1,731 yards). Monroe is also number two in career returns with 64, trailing only Cosby who had 73 career returns.