2009 Fantasy Finalists

At the request of the Louisville Sports Commision, a panel of college football experts selected twelve “Fantasy Finalists” in January 2009, when the creation of the Paul Hornung Award was announced. This list of Fantasy Finalists was selected to promote the Award and was based on the players' performances in 2009. In the opinon of the expert panel, this list of players might have been finalists had the Award been given in 2009. Their statistical information for the 2009 season is included. The players are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Javier Arenas, DB, Alabama
  • Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan
  • Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
  • Randall Cobb, QB/RB, Kentucky
  • Terrance Cody, NT, Alabama
  • Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
  • Brett Hamlin, WR, Buffalo
  • Doug Martin, RB/LB, Boise State
  • Dexter McCluster, RB, Mississippi
  • C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
  • Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
  • Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State

 

Javier Arenas, DB, Alabama
  • 32 punt ret., 15.4 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 19 kick ret., 29.0 yd avg
  • 70 tackles, 11 for loss, 5 sacks
  • 5 pass deflections, 5 interceptions
Antonio Brown, WR, Central MI
  • 110 receptions, 11 yd avg, 9 TD
  • 44 rushes, 8.0 yd avg, 3 TD
  • 20 punt ret., 13.5 yd avg, 2 TD
  • 35 kick ret, 22 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 2 pass att, 1 comp, 24 yds
Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
  • 89 receptions, 12.6 yd avg, 15 TD
  • 11 rushes, 7.6 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 31 punt ret, 15.9 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 4 kick ret., 20.3 yd avg
  • 1 pass att, 0 cmp, 1 int.
  • 2 tackles
Randall Cobb, QB/RB, Kentucky

 

  • 94 rushes, 6.1 yd avg, 10 TD
  • 39 receptions, 11.5 yd avg, 4 TD
  • 24 punt ret., 12.8 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 13 kick ret., 26.5 yd avg
  • 13 pass att, 5 cmp, 6.3 yd per pass
  • 2 tackles
Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama
  • 28 solo tackles
  • 6 tackles for loss
  • 2 blocked kicks
  • Used as blocking back in short yardage and goal line offense
Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
  • 87 receptions, 13.7 yd avg, 11 TD
  • 5 rushes, 3.2 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 42 kick ret., 30.5 yd avg, 2 TD
  • 16 punt ret., 16.6 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 1 Two Point Conversion
  • 2 tackles
Brett Hamilin, WR, Buffalo
  • 64 receptions, 14.0 yd avg, 2 TD
  • 8 punt ret, 5.1 yd avg
  • Holder on field goals and extra points
  • 2 tackles
Doug Martin, RB/LB, Boise State

 

  • 128 rushes, 6 yd avg, 15 TD
  • 8 receptions, 8.5 yard avg
  • 6 kick returns, 29.7 yd avg
  • 16 tackles, 1 forced fumble
Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss

 

  • 181 rushes, 6.5 yd avg, 8 TD
  • 44 receptions, 11.8 yd avg, 3 TD
  • 2 punt returns, 14 yd avg
  • 1 pass attempt, 1 completion, 27 yds, 1 TD
  • 2 tackles
C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
  • 216 rushes, 5.6 yd avg, 12 TD
  • 36 receptions, 14.0 yd avg, 4 TD
  • 23 kick ret., 33.1 yd avg, 4 TD
  • 9 punt ret, 23.1 yd avg, 1 TD
  • 2 pass att., 1 cmp, 8.5 yd per pass, 1 TD
  • 1 2-pt conversion
  • 2 tackles
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
  • 217 rushes, 910 yds., 14 TD
  • 315 pass att., 213 cmp., 2895 yds., 21 TD, 5 int., 68% comp.
Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas State
  • 247 rushes, 5.1 yd avg, 11 TD
  • 25 receptions, 10.3 yd avg
  • 4 pass att., 3 cmp, 12.5 yd per pass, 1 TD
  • 1 kick ret, 25 yds
  • 2 tackles

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