Central Connecticut junior Rob Hollomon was named to the 2013 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year watch list on Sunday afternoon by the College Football Performance Awards. Last Monday, Hollomon was named a Preseason All-America by The Sports Network, he earned a third team selection as an all-purpose player.
All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.
Hollomon is one of 32 players on the preseason all-purpose performer watch list.
As a sophomore, in his first season with the Blue Devils, Hollomon totaled 1,710 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns, including 1,104 yards and five touchdowns rushing. His yardage total is the sixth highest in program history and he is just the ninth Blue Devil to reach the milestone in a season. He averaged 5.2 yards per rush and 110 rushing yards per game.
Hollomon boosted his all-purpose yards by catching 21 passes for 231 yards, returning 15 kicks for 336 yards and five punts for 36 yards.
On October 20, against Robert Morris, Hollomon totaled 377 all-purpose yards (208 rushing, 56 receiving, 113 return) to set CCSU's Division I program record. Hollomon's 96-yard kickoff return for touchdown was a single yard shy of the NEC's all-time record for longest kick return.
Hollomon followed up his special game against Robert Morris by posting 307 all-purpose yards against Saint Francis U the following week. In that game, Hollomon rushed for 207 yards and three scores. He also had 80 receiving yards and 20 return yards.
Over the final five games of the season, Hollomon posted 100+ rushing yards and 200+ all-purpose yards in each contest. During that stretch he went over 200 yards rushing and 300 all-purpose yards twice. For the season, Hollomon averaged 171 all-purpose yards per game.
Hollomon earned a pair of NEC and national weekly awards during the 2012 season. He was named NEC Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 22, and NEC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 29. The College Football Performance Awards named Hollomon National Kick Returner of the Week on Oct. 24, and The Sports Network named him National Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 29.
Hollomon and the Blue Devils will open the 2013 season on Saturday, August 31, at James Madison University.