Fordham's Joe Moorhead Named Finalist for Eddie Robinson AwardContact: Joe DiBari
Bronx, N.Y. (November 20, 2013) - Fordham University head football coach Joe Moorhead
was named one of 21 finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Award as the NCAA FCS Coach of the Year it was announced today by The Sports Network. A panel of about 160 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will select the Robinson Award winner, which is presented by The Sports Network.
Moorhead has led the 2013 Rams to unprecedented success, winning the first ten games of the year for the first time in school history and being ranked as high as fifth in the NCAA FCS polls. The squad has also defeated an NCAA FBS team (Temple) for the first time while competing on the NCAA FCS level (last time Fordham defeated what is now an FBS team was a 1954 win over Rutgers). Fordham also beat two NCAA FCS top-ten opponents (Villanova and Lehigh) and defeated a ranked NCAA FCS team (Villanova) for first time since 2002 and for the first time ever at home.
A former Fordham quarterback, Moorhead and revamped the Rams' offense, a unit that leads the NCAA FCS in pass completion percentage, is fourth in passing offense, fifth in first downs and seventh in total offense.
In 2012, Moorhead led the Rams to second best turnaround in the NCAA FCS, bringing a team that finished 1-10 in 2011 to a 6-5 record.
Voting will reflect only regular-season results and will be conducted by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries. The winner will be announced at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation to be held Dec. 16 in Philadelphia.
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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.