The Paul Hornung Award

Paul Hornung Award Press Releases

WEEK 8: Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and Conference USA Players Headline Week Eight

Five Players Account for More Than 1,000 All-Purpose Yards, 11 Touchdowns

Louisville, Ky. – October 24, 2016 – Week eight of the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brought two familiar faces and three first-time honorees. Jabrill Peppers of Michigan lined up in nine different positions during its rout of Illinois, and Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon racked up 377 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in the NCAA-recording breaking game versus Texas Tech. Peppers and Mixon are repeat honorees this season. Rodney Smith of Minnesota accounted for 257 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s win over Rutgers; Tre Watson of Cal logged 36 touches in the double-overtime conference win against Cal; and Richie James of Middle Tennessee touched the ball four ways and scored two different ways in its big win over Missouri. Smith, Watson and James made the list for the first time.

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WEEK 7: Running Back and Strong Safety Make Game-Changing Plays in Conference Wins

Players from the Big 12 and ACC Headline Week Seven Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Louisville, Ky. – October 17, 2016 – Oklahoma running back and kick returner Joe Mixon returns to the Honor Roll for the second time this season by playing a major role in the Sooners’ 38-17 win over Kansas State. Pitt’s Jordan Whitehead started on both offense and defense, and makes his first appearance on the Honor Roll this season following the Panthers’ 45-31 road win over Virginia.

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WEEK 6: Two Players Return, Two More Make First Appearances on Paul Hornung Honor Roll

Pac-12, Big 10, and SEC Players Leave Their Marks in Conference Games

Louisville, Ky. – October 10, 2016 – USC’s Adoree’ Jackson returns to the Honor Roll for the first time since being a 2015 Hornung Award finalist following a conference win over Colorado; Arizona State’s Tim White led the Sun Devil’s in receiving and special teams in a Pac-12 win over UCLA; Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers returns to the Honor Roll after lining up at five positions on offense, defense and special teams in an easy win over Rutgers; and Tennessee’s Alvina Kamara returns to the Honor Roll for the second consecutive week following the Volunteers’ overtime loss to Texas A&M.

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WEEK 5: Four Newcomers Earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll in Week Five

Players Help Lead Teams to Big Wins in the SEC, Big 12, Mountain West and ACC

Louisville, Ky. – October 3, 2016 – Week Five of the Paul Hornung Award brings four new faces to the Honor Roll who helped lead their teams to big conference wins. Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara made key plays in the Vol’s comeback win at Georgia; North Carolina running back TJ Logan scored twice in the Tar Heels’ upset at Florida State; Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon touched the ball four different ways in the Sooners’ win at TCU; and Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson threw and caught touchdown passes in the Broncos’ home win over Utah State.

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WEEK 4: Three Watch List Players and One True Freshman Excelled in Week Four Contests

Players from Pac-12, AAC and ACC Earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Louisville, Ky. – September 26, 2016 – Week Four brought three familiar faces and one true freshman to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll. Victor Bolden Jr. of Oregon State made his first appearance after being named to the 2015 and 2016 Watch Lists; Quadree Henderson made it onto the Honor Roll for the second time this season in the gritty, last-minute loss to North Carolina; Christian McCaffrey made it onto the Honor Roll for the third consecutive week in the comeback win on the road against UCLA; and true freshman D’Eriq King of Houston broke a school record accounting for scores three different ways in a single game in the Cougars’ victory over Texas State.

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