Fan Voting for Paul Hornung Award Finalists Now Open Website Enables Fan Input

Louisville, KY – September 16, 2013– College football fans nationwide have the opportunity to cast their votes online for the Paul Hornung Award, presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Fans can vote as often as once a day at the website

The Paul Hornung Award and online voting for the award both are presented by Texas Roadhouse. This year’s winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

Fans can vote for players who were on the preseason watch list and players who have been named to the Weekly Honor Roll selection.

The preseason watch list contained 44 versatile players from across the country who were named to the list following an extensive evaluation period that included nominations from sports information directors and analysis of past performance. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide.

Results of the fans' selection will count for one vote, adding to the votes cast by the 16-member Selection Committee.

“Last year, we received nearly 100,000 fan votes,” said Louisville Sports Commission Executive Director Karl Schmitt. “As we went through the weekly voting process, fan voting did make a difference in how the athletes were analyzed. Last year’s process reinforced that college fans have strong connections to their favorite players and are interested in seeing them succeed in the voting polls. We believe fan participation in the voting process will continue to increase.”

Voting will continue through November 18, 2013. Fans will then have the chance to vote for the winner from among the finalists in a second round of voting.

The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The award was successfully launched in 2010 by the Louisville Sports Commission. Past winners include Owen Marecic (Stanford), Brandon Boykin (Georgia) and Tavon Austin (West Virginia).

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