The Paul Hornung Award

Paul Hornung Award Press Releases

WEEK 8: Players from Big Ten, Big 12 Earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Familiar faces Saquon Barkley, Joel Lanning Lead Teams to Big Conference Wins

Louisville, Ky. – October 23, 2017 – Saquon Barkley (Penn State) and Joel Lanning (Iowa State) made repeat appearances on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll by playing a combined total of seven different positions on offense, defense and special teams, and leading their teams to conference victories.

The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner of this year’s award and his family will be honored on March 7, 2018, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.

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WEEK 7: Three Players from ACC, Big 12, Pac 12 Earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Trio Combines for 558 Yards, Five Touchdowns, 10 Tackles Playing Offense, Defense, Special Teams

Louisville, Ky. – October 16, 2017 – Nyheim Hines (NC State) and Joel Lanning (Iowa State) return to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the second week in a row, joined by first-time honoree Troy Williams (Utah). The trio combined for five touchdowns four different ways, and accounted for 558 yards and 10 tackles playing offense, defense, and special teams.

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WEEK 6: Two Players Each from the Big 12, ACC Earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Foursome Combined on Offense, Defense, Special Teams to Touch Ball Nine Ways

Louisville, Ky. – October 9, 2017 – Three newcomers – Kenny Hill (TCU), Joel Lanning (Iowa State), and Jordan Whitehead (Pitt), and repeat performer Nyheim Hines from NC State – earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for week six of the college football season. Whithead led the Panthers in rushing and solo tackles; Hines touched the ball five different ways for the Wolfpack on offense and special teams; Hill accounted for Horned Frogs’ touchdowns passing, rushing, and receiving; and Lanning played 78 total snaps for the Cyclones at linebacker, quarterback, and special teams

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WEEK 5: Three Players from the AAC and Big Ten Earned Paul Horning Award Honor Roll

Trio Touched the Ball Eight Different Ways, Led Teams to Big Conference Victories

Louisville, Ky. – October 2, 2017 – Two offensive workhorses and one defensive stalwart representing the AAC and Big Ten, all who double as return specialists, made up this week’s Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll. Saquon Barkley (Penn State) who made the list for the second week in a row, is joined by newcomers Mike Hughes (Central Florida), and D.J. Moore (Maryland).

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WEEK 4: Two Offensive Players from the SEC, Big Ten Earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Saquon Barkely from Penn State, Christian Kirk from Texas A&M Lead Teams to Dramatic Wins

Louisville, Ky. – September 25, 2017 –  Saquon Barkley (Penn State) and Christian Kirk (Texas A&M) were named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week Four after standout performances on Saturday when they combined for more than 600 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns and led their teams to dramatic, come-from-behind wins in conference matchups.

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