According to a USFL press release, former TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin has been named the inaugural USFL Most Valuable Player as voted by all eight coaches in the professional league.
Turpin played for the New Jersey Generals who finished tied for a league-best 9-1 record and won the North Division regular-season title, in large part to having the leagues top offense.
“A threat to score every time he touched the ball, the versatile Turpin was an explosive playmaker who led the USFL in receiving yards to help the Generals become the league’s top-rated offense. An All-USFL Team Wide Receiver and Punt Returner, Turpin earned his MVP honor by consistently producing some of the most exciting and memorable plays of the inaugural season on both offense and special teams, including the USFL’s first-ever punt return for a touchdown.”
Turpin, 25, was a weapon this year as a wideout and a return man, leading the league in receiving yard (540) and yards after catch (316) on just 53 targets, while averaging 15.3 yards per punt return and was the only player to score on a return this season.
Turpin’s teammate, running back Darius Victor, was voted Offensive Player of the Year while his head coach Mike Riley was named Coach of the Year. It’s safe to say, the Generals had a terrific season and look to be in good shape heading into the playoffs, which will begin on June 25th.