Clemson DE Is A Hornung Award Candidate

Patrice Gainsbourg
Julho 17, 2017

In other watch list news, Clemson linebacker Kendall Joseph is on that list for the Butkus Award which is named after the former Chicago Bear great.

The Hornung Award, now in its eighth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. All four of the 2016 finalists were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft (including victor Jabrill Peppers of Michigan), while the five most recent winners were all taken in the first round in their respective years.

Players on this year's Watch List accounted for 10,724 rushing yards, 16,853 receiving yards, 13,548 kickoff return yards, 4,092 punt return yards, and 394 total tackles in 2016.

All-Ireland Qualifiers draw: Monaghan v Down & Armagh v Kildare
The draw has seen Kieran McGeeney pitted against his former side, a county he managed for six seasons from 2007 until 2013. Should Kildare win they will automatically play Tyrone, while should Down win they will automatically face Dublin.

The 6-foot-4, 248-pound McCray started at linebacker in all 13 games for MI in 2016.

Johnson had 895 rushing yards on 182 attempts and led them team with 11 touchdowns in 2016.

Eight other Big Ten linebackers also made the watch list, including Ohio State fifth-year senior Chris Worley and junior Jerome Baker, Wisconsin fifth-year senior Jack Cichy and redshirt junior T.J. Edwards, Penn State senior Jason Cabinda, Maryland fifth-year senior Jermaine Carter, Iowa fifth-year senior Josey Jewell and IN senior Tegray Scales. A panel of college football experts selects players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll based on performance each week during the season. A national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award finalists and the victor, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 17th vote.

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