Spartan Star DE Shilique Calhoun named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List.  Given annually to the most versatile player in major CFB.

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47 Players Named to 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List;  

 

Leading All-Purpose Players from 2013 Are on the List

 

Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for Fourth Year

 

 

 

 

 

Louisville, KY. – Monday, July 7, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.

 

 

 

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.

 

 

 

The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at www.paulhornungaward.com.

 

 

 

The Paul Hornung Award Watch List includes one finalist from last season, Myles Jack from UCLA. Also, the Watch List contains 22 of the top 100 all-purpose players from 2013 according to yards per game average from ncaa.com, including the top two – Ty Montgomery from Stanford and Jamarcus Nelson from UAB.

 

 

 

The Watch List is comprised of 22 seniors, 12 juniors and 13 sophomores, representing 43 universities and 10 conferences that are part of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The ACC and Big Ten are tied as the leading conferences with 10 players followed by the Pac-12 with seven players. There are five players from the Big 12 and four from the SEC on the Watch List.

 

 

 

Players on this year’s Paul Hornung Award Watch List accounted for 9,799 rushing yards, 21,281 receiving yards, 18,353 kickoff return yards, 4,104 punt return yards and 346 total tackles in 2013. Reminiscent of Hornung during his playing days, members of the Watch List demonstrated a knack for scoring last season, accounting for 300 total touchdowns in seven different ways – passing, rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, interception and fumble recovery/fumble return.

 

 

 

Hornung is impressed with the skills and attitude of the players on the Watch List. “It’s great that we are able to acknowledge outstanding players who contribute any way possible to help their team win,” Hornung said. “Doing what it takes to win was a trait that I learned early in my athletic career and carried with me to Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers. I look forward to following the players on our Watch List during the upcoming season. And I enjoy watching many of our winners and finalists from the first four years as they make their marks in the NFL.”

 

 

 

 

2014 Watch List Selections

 

 

 

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

 

Nelson Agholor, Southern California

 

Kenny Bell, Nebraska

 

V’Angelo Bentley, Illinois

 

Victor Bolden, Oregon State

 

Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

 

Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

 

B.J. Catalon, TCU

 

Rashon Ceaser, Louisiana Monroe

 

Stacy Coley, Miami (FL)

 

James Conner, Pittsburgh

 

Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

 

Jamison Crowder, Duke

 

Stefon Diggs, Maryland

 

Chris Dunkley, South Florida

 

DeVon Edwards, Duke

 

D.J. Foster, Arizona State

 

Charles Gaines, Louisville

 

Rannell Hall, Central Florida

 

Scott Harding, Hawaii

 

Justin Hardy, East Carolina

 

Akeem Hunt, Purdue

 

Myles Jack, UCLA

 

Christion Jones, Alabama

 

Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State

 

Tommylee Lewis, Northern Illinois

 

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

 

T.J. Logan, North Carolina

 

Venric Mark, Northwestern

 

Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

 

J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

 

Ty Montgomery, Stanford

 

Khalfani Muhammad, California

 

Marcus Murphy, Missouri

 

Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

 

Levi Norwood, Baylor

 

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

 

Shaq Thompson, Washington

 

Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion

 

Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield, Florida State

 

Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico

 

Kenny Williams, Texas Tech

 

Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise St.

 

Myles Willis, Boston College

 

Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

 

Aaron Wimberly, Iowa St.

 

Shane Wynn, Indiana

 

 

 

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. Owen Marecic of Stanford, a two-way starter and All Pac-10 performer at fullback and linebacker, won the inaugural Paul Hornung Award in 2010; Brandon Boykin of Georgia won the award in 2011 after excelling on defense, offense and special teams; Tavon Austin of West Virginia won the award in 2012 as one of two players in the nation with more than 500 yards in three different categories (rushing, receiving and kick returns); and Odell Beckham Jr. of LSU won the award in 2013 after finishing the season ranked second in the nation and first in the Southeastern Conference with 2,222 all-purpose yards and 185.2 average yards per game.

 

 

 

Past winners and finalists who have made their mark in the NFL or are beginning their careers in 2014, include Boykin (Philadelphia Eagles), Austin (St. Louis Rams), Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Kentucky’s Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers), Toledo’s Eric Page (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Oregon’s LaMichael James (San Francisco 49ers), TCU’s Jeremy Kerley (New York Jets), Kent State’s Dri Archer (Pittsburgh Steelers), Arizona State’s Marion Grice (San Diego Chargers) and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (Cleveland Browns).

 

 

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47 Players Named to 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List;

 

Leading All-Purpose Players from 2013 Are on the List

 

Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for Fourth Year

 

 

 

 

 

Louisville, KY. – Monday, July 7, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.

 

 

 

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.

 

 

 

The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at www.paulhornungaward.com.

 

 

 

The Paul Hornung Award Watch List includes one finalist from last season, Myles Jack from UCLA. Also, the Watch List contains 22 of the top 100 all-purpose players from 2013 according to yards per game average from ncaa.com, including the top two – Ty Montgomery from Stanford and Jamarcus Nelson from UAB.

 

 

 

The Watch List is comprised of 22 seniors, 12 juniors and 13 sophomores, representing 43 universities and 10 conferences that are part of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The ACC and Big Ten are tied as the leading conferences with 10 players followed by the Pac-12 with seven players. There are five players from the Big 12 and four from the SEC on the Watch List.

 

 

 

Players on this year’s Paul Hornung Award Watch List accounted for 9,799 rushing yards, 21,281 receiving yards, 18,353 kickoff return yards, 4,104 punt return yards and 346 total tackles in 2013. Reminiscent of Hornung during his playing days, members of the Watch List demonstrated a knack for scoring last season, accounting for 300 total touchdowns in seven different ways – passing, rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, interception and fumble recovery/fumble return.

 

 

 

Hornung is impressed with the skills and attitude of the players on the Watch List. “It’s great that we are able to acknowledge outstanding players who contribute any way possible to help their team win,” Hornung said. “Doing what it takes to win was a trait that I learned early in my athletic career and carried with me to Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers. I look forward to following the players on our Watch List during the upcoming season. And I enjoy watching many of our winners and finalists from the first four years as they make their marks in the NFL.”

 

 

 

 

2014 Watch List Selections

 

 

 

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

 

Nelson Agholor, Southern California

 

Kenny Bell, Nebraska

 

V’Angelo Bentley, Illinois

 

Victor Bolden, Oregon State

 

Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

 

Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

 

B.J. Catalon, TCU

 

Rashon Ceaser, Louisiana Monroe

 

Stacy Coley, Miami (FL)

 

James Conner, Pittsburgh

 

Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

 

Jamison Crowder, Duke

 

Stefon Diggs, Maryland

 

Chris Dunkley, South Florida

 

DeVon Edwards, Duke

 

D.J. Foster, Arizona State

 

Charles Gaines, Louisville

 

Rannell Hall, Central Florida

 

Scott Harding, Hawaii

 

Justin Hardy, East Carolina

 

Akeem Hunt, Purdue

 

Myles Jack, UCLA

 

Christion Jones, Alabama

 

Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State

 

Tommylee Lewis, Northern Illinois

 

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

 

T.J. Logan, North Carolina

 

Venric Mark, Northwestern

 

Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

 

J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

 

Ty Montgomery, Stanford

 

Khalfani Muhammad, California

 

Marcus Murphy, Missouri

 

Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

 

Levi Norwood, Baylor

 

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

 

Shaq Thompson, Washington

 

Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion

 

Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield, Florida State

 

Carlos Wiggins, New Mexico

 

Kenny Williams, Texas Tech

 

Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise St.

 

Myles Willis, Boston College

 

Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

 

Aaron Wimberly, Iowa St.

 

Shane Wynn, Indiana

 

 

 

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. Owen Marecic of Stanford, a two-way starter and All Pac-10 performer at fullback and linebacker, won the inaugural Paul Hornung Award in 2010; Brandon Boykin of Georgia won the award in 2011 after excelling on defense, offense and special teams; Tavon Austin of West Virginia won the award in 2012 as one of two players in the nation with more than 500 yards in three different categories (rushing, receiving and kick returns); and Odell Beckham Jr. of LSU won the award in 2013 after finishing the season ranked second in the nation and first in the Southeastern Conference with 2,222 all-purpose yards and 185.2 average yards per game.

 

 

 

Past winners and finalists who have made their mark in the NFL or are beginning their careers in 2014, include Boykin (Philadelphia Eagles), Austin (St. Louis Rams), Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Kentucky’s Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers), Toledo’s Eric Page (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Oregon’s LaMichael James (San Francisco 49ers), TCU’s Jeremy Kerley (New York Jets), Kent State’s Dri Archer (Pittsburgh Steelers), Arizona State’s Marion Grice (San Diego Chargers) and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (Cleveland Browns).

 

 

 

 

 

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