The Paul Hornung Award

WEEK 5: Boogie Roberts from San Jose State Added to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

Defensive Lineman Major Force on Defense, Scored TD Rushing in Spartans’ Five OT Loss to Hawaii

Louisville, Ky. – October 2, 2018 – San Jose State defensive tackle Boogie Roberts, a fifth-year grad student, touched the ball four different ways and scored his first offensive touchdown in the Spartan’s epic, five-overtime home loss to Hawaii, 44-41. Roberts accounted for the Spartan’s first score of the game on a two-yard run, his first rushing attempt at the major college level. On defense, Roberts forced a fumble in the third quarter, then recovered and returned a Hawaii fumble five yards on the game’s final play to force overtime. He finished the game with five tackles, seven all-purpose yards and a score, a fumble recovery and caused fumble.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner presented by Jewish Hospital Sports Medicine, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2019. This will be the Paul Hornung Award’s third year as an associate member of the National College Football Awards Association.

The Louisville Sports Commission successfully launched the Paul Hornung Award in 2010 to honor its namesake and native son, and to promote outstanding performances by versatile college football players who often go unnoticed.

Texas Roadhouse signed on as presenting sponsor of the Paul Hornung Award in 2011 and will team with the Louisville Sports Commission to power fan voting again this season. College football fans nationwide will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite player during the regular season and again during the bowl season. For more information and to vote, go to