CHAPEL HILL– Tar Heel football freshman sensation Ryan Switzer has been named the College Football Performance Award Punt Returner of the Year.

In 2013, Switzer led the NCAA with five punt return touchdowns and set the single-season school record with a 20.9 punt return average.

Switzer joins two other Tar Heels who have earned a CFPA award. Giovani Bernard won the punt returning honor in 2012 while Zach Brown was named the linebacker of the year in 2011.

Recipients of the College Football Performance Awards are picked exclusively on objective scientific rankings.