WEEK 10: Wide Receivers, Running Back and Defensive Back Earn Honor Roll
Three Familiar Faces and One Newcomer Standout in Week 10
Louisville, Ky. – November 7, 2016 – Players from the Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 make up the Week 10 Honor Roll by leading their teams to conference victories. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey made the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the fifth time this season, while Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook is back for the second consecutive week. Dante Pettis from Washington makes his first appearance.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is annually awarded to the most versatile player in major college football. For the first time in its seven-year span, the Paul Hornung Award is an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The winner of this year’s award and his family will be honored on March 7, 2017, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.
Week Ten Honorees:
Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers lined up at nine different positions in the Wolverines’ 59-3 rout of Maryland. He played 55 snaps on defense playing linebacker, corner, safety and nickel back, and made five tackles with one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. On offense, he played four snaps at wildcat quarterback, wide receiver and running back where he twice carried the ball for 19 yards. On special teams he returned a kickoff 14 yards and played on the field goal block team. Michigan leads the Big 10 East division at 6-0 and is 9-0 overall.
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey had another workmanlike performance in the Cardinal’s 26-15 victory against Oregon State, registering 241 all-purpose yards and a score, his 16th career game with 100+ rushing yards. On offense, McCaffrey logged 199 yards on 32 carries and a touchdown and had two catches for six yards. On special teams, McCaffrey returned two kickoffs for 36 yards and made five fair catches on punt returns to give Stanford solid field position all night.
Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook was a force on special teams and offense, accounting for 233 all-purpose yards in the Sooners’ 34-24 Thursday night road victory against Iowa State. Westbrook caught seven passes for 131 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give the Sooners the lead for the remainder of the game. Westbrook also returned two kickoffs for 97 yards and returned one punt. The Sooners remain atop the Big 12 standings at 6-0 and are 7-2 on the season.
Washington wide receiver Dante Pettis accounted for four touchdowns and registered 173 all-purpose yards in the Huskies’ 66-27 road win against Cal. Pettis had eight receptions for 104 yards and scored on receptions of one yard, 17 yards and 32 yards. He also threw a 39-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Pettis had touches on special teams, running back three punts for 30 yards. The Huskies are 9-0 on the season and 6-0 in conference play where they share the lead in the Pac-12 North with rival Washington State.
Past Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll Selections
Week One: Thomas Sperbeck (Boise State), Brandon Wilson (Houston), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia)
Week Two: Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Kalen Ballage (Arizona State), KaVontae Turpin (TCU)
Week Three: Janarion Grant (Rutgers), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)
Week Four: Victor Bolden Jr. (Oregon State), Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), D’Eriq King (Houston), Darius Phillips (Western Michigan)
Week Five: Alvin Kamara (Tennessee), TJ Logan (UNC), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Cedrick Wilson (Boise State)
Week Six: Alvin Kamara (Tennessee), Adoree’ Jackson (USC), Tim White (Arizona State), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)
Week Seven: Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Jordan Whitehead (Pitt)
Week Eight: Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Rodney Smith (Minnesota), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Tre Watson (Cal), Richie James (Middle Tennessee)
Week Nine: Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma)