Mallett wins national award

Associated Press - January 11, 2010 3:54 PM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been named the 2009 national performer of the year by the College Football Performance Awards.

The school announced Mallett's award Monday. According to a Web site for the College Football Performance Awards, the honors are handed out "exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams." The rankings are "based upon meta-algorithms derived from differential equations, statistics, and probability."

Mallett led Arkansas to an 8-5 record this season, throwing for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns. The CFPA is handing out several honors, including the quarterback to Houston's Case Keenum and the running back trophy to Mississippi's Dexter McCluster.

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