WEEK 9: Four Players Excel in Multiple Ways to Earn Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll
Award Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Given to Nation’s Most Versatile Player
LouisvilLe, Ky. – Nov. 1, 2022 – Four players led their teams to wins in week nine of the college football season to earn the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll. Making the list are Shadrick Byrd, Charlotte; Lexington Joseph, FIU; Jaylin Lane; MTSU; and Nikko Remigio, Fresno State.
The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its 13th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. The Award pays tribute to the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner in downtown Louisville in March 2023.
College football fans nationwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite player during the regular season and again during the bowl season. Online fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse is now open HERE and factors into the selection of the finalists and winner.
Charlotte sophomore RB / return specialist Shadrick Byrd touched the ball 19 times three different ways for 229 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 56-23 win over Rice on the road. Byrd carried the ball 13 times for 83 yards, including a four-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and caught three passes for 58 yards. He accounted for seven first downs from scrimmage, returned three kickoffs for a 29-yard average per return and played 54 total snaps.
FIU junior RB / return specialist Lexington Joseph touched the ball 19 times three different ways for 123 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns in overtime to lead FIU to a 42-34 home win over Louisiana Tech. Joseph carried the ball 12 times and scored on a pair of one-yard runs in extra periods, the second proved to be the winning score. He also caught four passes and returned three kickoffs as FIU evened its record at 4-4.
Middle Tennessee sophomore WR / return specialist Jaylin Lane touched the ball 12 times receiving, rushing and returning punts and scored once in the Blue Raiders’ 24-13 road win over UTEP. Lane caught seven passes for 147 yards, including a 77-yard bomb mid-fourth quarter that effectively put the game out of reach. He also carried the ball one time and seven of his touches from scrimmage accounted for first downs.
Fresno State senior WR / return specialist Nikko Remigio touched the ball 12 times three different ways and scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner, in the Bulldogs’ 32-28 home win over San Diego State. Remigio caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, then hauled in a 37-yard scoring strike with less than a minute to play to seal the win. He caught 10 passes for 128 yards and seven first downs, returned a kickoff 30 yards and fair caught one punt.
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. Each week during the regular season, a panel of college football experts selects players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll based on performance. A national selection committee comprised of 17 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award finalists and the winner, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 18th vote. Regional accounting firm Dean Dorton independently tabulates all votes.
2022 Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll
- Week 1: Jack Colletto, Oregon State; Derius Davis, TCU; Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Evan Hull, Northwestern
- Week 2: Jack Colletto, Oregon State; Jahmyr Gibbs. Alabama; Shedro Louis, Liberty; Bumper Pool, Arkansas; Sean Tyler, Western Michigan
- Week 3: Israel Abanikanda, Pitt; Devon Achane, Texas A&M: Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Roschon Johnson, Texas; Will Shipley, Clemson; Chris Tyree, Notre Dame
- Week 4: Trey Benson, Florida State; Kaelon Black, James Madison; Jordan Byrd, San Diego State; Nathaniel Dell, Houston; Will Shipley, Clemson; Nohl Williams, UNLV
- Week 5: Shadrick Byrd, Charlotte; Jacob Cowing, Arizona; George Holani, Boise State; Johnnie Lang, Arkansas State; Xavier Worthy, Texas.
- Week 6: Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Jamhyr Gibbs, Alabama; George Holani, Boise State; Cameron Stone, Wyoming.
- Week 7: Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama; Amare Jones, Georgia Southern; Marion Lukes, Central Michigan; Jayden Reed, Michigan State; Cameron Rising, Utah; Will Shipley, Clemson.
- Week 8: Ron Cook Jr, Buffalo; Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State; Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame; Bucky Irving, Oregon; Will Shipley, Clemson.