LU’s Berry added to Performer of the Year watch list
Lamar’s record-setting quarterback Caleb Berry has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Performer of the Year watch list announced publication officials. A preseason All-Southland Conference selection, Berry is living up to the hype have become the school’s all-time leader in completions, touchdown passes, passing yards and yards of total offense.
“Caleb has earned this honor,” said head coach Ray Woodard. “He was a part of our first signing class and was redshirted his first season, but took that opportunity to work hard in the weight room and film room with the commitment to get better. He has really taken it upon himself to get better through discipline and hard work. We are all very proud of what he has accomplished, and what he will still accomplish here at Lamar.
Berry is coming off one of the more memorable games of his career where he became the school’s all-time leader in completions, yards of total offense and passing yards all in the victory at Nicholls. Berry enters the team’s open weekend with 554 completions, 55 touchdown passes, 6,357 passing yards and 6,640 yards of total offense in his career. All of this coming on the heels of a 2013 campaign that saw him record the best-single season performance by an LU quarterback in program history.
Berry currently leads the Southland averaging better than 275 passing yards per game, and is second in the league with 17 touchdown passes. The Needville, Texas native also tops the league charts in total offense averaging better than 286 yards per game. Through eight games of the 2014 season, Berry ranks ahead of the league’s reigning player of the year in all three categories.
With four games remaining in the 2014 regular season, Berry is just on the outside of the league’s all-time 10 in several categories. He only needs 65 more completions, 1,518 passing yards and eight more TD passes to move onto those lists.
The Cardinals enter their open week with a 5-3 overall record, and a 2-2 mark in conference play. Lamar returns to action Saturday, Nov. 1, to host Houston Baptist. The game against the Huskies will serve as the Homecoming game, and will kick off at 6:00 p.m. from Provost Umphrey Stadium.