The most "versatile" college football player award put 48 players on its watch list, including Toledo's Eric Page, Temple's James Nixon, OHIO UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL's LaVon Brazill. All wide receivers, although Nixon is now playing defense. Page is one of only five soff-a-mores on the list.
When I heard there was a Paul Horning Award, I assumed it began because Hornung needed to lower their standards for award purposes.
Senior running back Daniel Thomas was named to the watch list for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Tuesday.
The award recognizes the most versatile player in major college football.
The 48 players on the watch list had a minimum of three different "touches" in 2009 — either catching, running, passing, returning kicks, returning punts, holding for placements, tackling, defending passes or recovering a fumble.