Campanaro and Grice Earn Week Eight Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll
Duo Accounts for Critical Scores as Teams Notch Important Conference Victories
Louisville, Ky. – October 21, 2013 – A duo from opposite ends of the country demonstrated versatility scoring and big-game prowess to earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll selection in week eight of the college football season. Michael Campanaro of Wake Forest threw for a touchdown and caught a TD pass as the Demon Deacons beat Maryland to move into third place in the ACC’s Atlantic Division. Arizona State’s Marion Grice scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, as the Sun Devils extended their lead in the Pac-12 South with a win over Washington.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Fans can participate in the selection process by voting online as often as once a day for their favorite player on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List at votepaulhornung.com. Fan voting, powered by Texas Roadhouse, makes up the 17th vote for the Hornung Award; a national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars will select the winner in early December.
Week Eight Honorees:
Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro completed two passes, one for a TD, and caught 11 passes for 122 yards and a TD as the Demon Deacons cruised past Maryland 34-10 at BB&T Field in Winston Salem. The speedy senior accounted for nine first downs receiving and throwing, returned two punts for 24 yards and finished the afternoon with 175 all-purpose yards as the resurgent Wake Forest upped its record to 4-3. Campanaro moved past Desmond Clark to set the school career receptions record with 217 and moved into fifth place in school history with 2,407 receiving yards. In addition to his record-setting receiving day, Campanaro now is only the third FBS player this century with two or more completions and eight or more receptions in the same game.
Arizona State University running back Marion Grice set a career high with 158 rushing yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, in a 53-24 homecoming win over no. 20 Washington in Tempe. ASU is now 5-2 overall, 3-1 in conference play and has secured sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South. Grice finished the game with 268 all-purpose yards as he added 27 receiving yards and 73 kick return yards. He leads the nation in both rushing touchdowns with 12 and in scoring at 15.4 points per game. He has 18 touchdowns through seven games and has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season. Grice now has 1,155 all-purpose yards this season and is averaging 165 all-purpose yards per game.
Past Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Selections:
Week One: Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), B.J. Catalon (TCU), Christion Jones (Alabama).
Week Two: Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State), Tramaine Thompson (Kansas State), Trey Watts (Tulsa).
Week Three: Marion Grice (Arizona State), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Jeff Scott (Ole Miss), De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon), Trey Watts (Tulsa)
Week Four: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Jamison Crowder (Duke), Jameon Lewis (Mississippi State)
Week Five: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Marion Grice (Arizona State)
Week Six: Dri Archer (Kent State), Duke Johnson (Miami), Ty Montgomery (Stanford), Loucheiz Purifoy (Florida)
Week Seven: Josh Huff (Oregon), Ty Montgomery (Stanford), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)