Tulsa’s Damaris Johnson Earns National Honor

altThe University of Tulsa’s Damaris Johnson was named the Punt Returner Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. Also, senior linebacker Mike Bryan received honorable mention honors for the Linebacker Performer of the Week Award.

Johnson totaled 252 all-purpose yards, including 85 punt return yards in Tulsa’s 37-13 win over Tulane last week. The sophomore from Norco, Louisiana, had a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown with 12:19 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Tulsa a 30-10 lead.

Johnson shared the national weekly honor with Da’Norris Searcey of North Carolina, who had three punt returns for 105 yards against The Citadel.


Bryan was named first Honorable Mention for the Linebacker Performer after recording 11 tackles, five tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one interception against Tulane.

The College Football Performance Awards select recipients based exclusively upon objective scientific rankings where individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

 The full list of recipients can be viewed at http://collegefootballperformance.com/performers-of-the-week/.