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.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is annually awarded to the most versatile player in major college football. For the first time in its seven-year span, the Paul Hornung Award is an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The winner of this year’s award and his family will be honored on March 7, 2017, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.
Week Four Honorees:
Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara accounted for 137 all-purpose yards and a score in the Vols’ last second, 34-31 win at Georgia. He carried the ball 16 times for 62 yards, caught three passes for 26 yards and a score, and returned three punts for 50 yards. Kamara returned a punt 15 yards to midfield late in the third quarter and five plays later he hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass to cut Georgia’s lead to three. The Vols are 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in the SEC East.
North Carolina running back TJ Logan scored the game’s first two touchdowns as the Tar Heels built a 21-0 lead in what turned out to be a wild, 37-35 come-from-behind win at Tallahassee. He led the team in rushing with 77 yards on 10 carries and a score, caught a 22-yard touchdown pass and returned one kickoff for 21 yards to finish the night with 120 all-purpose yards. North Carolina moved to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC Coastal Division.
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon racked up 221 all-purpose yards in the Sooners’ 52-46 road win over TCU. He touched the ball 27 times four different ways: 16 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown, five receptions for 70 yards, two kickoff returns for 46 yards and four fair catches on punts. Mixon had three consecutive touches that led to a third quarter score: he fair caught a punt at the Sooners’ 33-yard line, ran the ball 65 yards to the TCU two yard line then scored on a 2-yard run. OU is 1-0 in the conference and 2-2 on the season.
Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson touched the ball three different ways and accounted for two touchdowns in the Broncos’ 21-10 home win over Utah State. Wilson threw a 61-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and hauled in a 36-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter as Boise State moved to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Mountain West Mountain division. Wilson made two catches and added a 25-yard kickoff return to finish the night with 132 all-purpose yards.
Past Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll Selections
Week One: Thomas Sperbeck (Boise State), Brandon Wilson (Houston), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia)
Week Two: Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Kalen Ballage (Arizona State), KaVontae Turpin (TCU)
Week Three: Janarion Grant (Rutgers), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)
Week Four: Victor Bolden Jr. (Oregon State), Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), D’Eriq King (Houston), Darius Phillips (Western Michigan)