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.
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 312 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in the Vol’s 45-38, double-overtime loss at Texas A&M. Karama scored twice during UT’s second half rally that erased a 21-point deficit, then hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left to send the game into overtime. For the game, Kamara rushed for 127 yards on 18 carries, caught eight passes for 161 yards, and returned kicks and punts for 24 yards.
USC defensive back Adoree’ Jackson’s lined up on defense, and special teams and offense in the Trojan’s gritty, 21-17 win over number 21-ranked Colorado in the Coliseum. On defense, Jackson logged six tackles, including four solo tackles, and made an acrobatic interception in the third quarter to end a CU drive deep in USC territory. On special teams, Jackson returned a kickoff for 38 yards and returned four punts for 50 yards.
Arizona State wide receiver Tim White made an impact on offense and special teams with 192 all-purpose yards in the Sun Devil’s 23-20 home win over UCLA. He caught 11 passed for 123 yards, returned a punt 12 yards to set up a touchdown drive in the third quarter and helped ASU retain field position with six fair catches on punts. He carried the ball twice and returned two kickoffs for 54 yards.
Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers returned to the Honor Roll after lining up at quaterback, punt returner, kick returner, linebacker and defensive back all in the first half during the Wolverine’s 78-0 rout of Rutgers. On offense, Peppers had three carries from the Wildcat quarterback position for 74 yards and two touchdowns; on special teams he returned two punts and fair caught three punts; and on defense he made two tackles, including a tackle for loss, and had one quarterback hurry.
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)
Week Five: Alvin Kamara (Tennessee), TJ Logan (UNC), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Cedrick Wilson (Boise State)