Oct 19, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini tight end Matt LaCosse (11) catches the ball as Wisconsin Badgers safety Dezmen Southward (12) chases in the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Wisconsin won 56-32. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Matt LaCosse Named to 2014 CFPA Tight End Watch List

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They’ve been few and far between, but the Illinois Fighting Illini saw another one of their players named to a 2014 preseason award watch list. This week, senior tight end Matt LaCosse was named to the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Tight End watch list.

The College Football Performance Awards are presented annually to all sorts of college football players. Each year, the CPFA hands out seventeen different awards.

These seventeen awards consist of: four national awards, four offensive awards, three defensive awards, and six special teams awards.

This season will be the seventh season for the CPFA.

Last season, the CFPA Tight End Trophy was given to Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro.

No Illinois tight end has ever taken home this award. However, LaCosse will look to change that this season as he looks to improve his receiving numbers in year two of Bill Cubit’s offensive season.

In 2013, Matt LaCosse recorded 237 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns on 20 receptions.

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