Louisville, KY – Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Four offensive stars who perform double duty on special teams and a two-way “runningbacker” have been named finalists for the Fifth Annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The five players represent four power conferences: the Pac 12, Big 12, SEC and Big 10.
Paul Hornung Award Press Releases
Louisville, KY – Monday, November 17, 2014 – Pitt’s Tyler Boyd and Georgia’s Todd Gurley were named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following the 12th week of the college football season. Boyd tallied 224 all-purpose yards as his Panthers lost 40-35 to North Carolina in an ACC contest. Gurley returned to action after a four-game layoff to lead the Bulldogs to a 34-7 rout of Auburn before suffering a season-ending knee injury late in the game.
Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2014 – Howard Schnellenberger, the very successful, longtime college and NFL coach – and former high school teammate of Paul Hornung – has been named the 16th member of the Paul Hornung Award Selection Committee. The Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football.
Louisville, KY – Monday, November 10, 2014 – A pair of two-way players and a standout wide receiver / special teams performer earned the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for Week Eleven of the college football season The term ‘runnningbacker’ was coined in Twitter-land for defensive stalwarts Myles Jack of UCLA and Shaq Thompson of Washington because they both also play in the offensive backfield. The duo prominently figured as two-way players in the Pac-12 showdown in Seattle on Saturday when Thompson tackled Jack on his first carry from scrimmage in the Bruin’s 44-30 win over the Huskies. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, wide receiver Jamison Crowder scored the winning TD on special teams to lead Duke over Syracuse as the Blue Devils stayed atop the ACC Coastal Division with an overall record of 8-1 and 4-1 in conference play.
Louisville, KY – Monday, November 3, 2014 – Nelson Agholor (USC), Pharoh Cooper (South Carolina) and Jamarcus Nelson (UAB) combined for 747 all-purpose yards and scored three different ways in hard-fought conference games as each player earned the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the first time during the 2014 college football season.
The announcement was made by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored on January 27, 2015, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in downtown Louisville.