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Three Named to PHA Weekly Honor Roll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Oct. 22, 2012) – As the race for bowl positioning continues, the race for the Paul Hornung Award is heating up. Nearly 25,000 votes have been cast online for the award online, and two new individuals that are among this week’s Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll selections will have their chance to climb the ranks. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.
Two members of this week’s Honor Roll took a break from the rigors of conference play as their teams faced non-conference foes. Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks helped the Bulldogs carve out an easy victory over Sun Belt Conference foe Middle Tennessee while Toledo’s Bernard Reedy had the game-winning points against Big East Conference foe Cincinnati.
In addition, TCU’s Skye Dawson made major contributions against Texas Tech. TCU is the home of 2010 Paul Hornung Award finalist Jeremy Kerley.
Fans can now vote for the Paul Hornung Award finalists at www.votepaulhornung.com, powered by Texas Roadhouse. All individuals that were on the preseason watch list or are selected as a Weekly Honor Roll selection are eligible for the fan voting. Fan voting counts as an additional vote on the selection committee.
Week Eight Honorees
- Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks had eight tackles, a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown, two pass breakups and a 15 yard punt return in a 45-3 win over Middle Tennessee. Banks ranks sixth in the nation in interceptions and is ranked in the top 40 nationally in punt returns. Banks will be featured on ESPN’s College Gameday this Saturday.
- TCU’s Skye Dawson had 10 receptions for 154 yards with a touchdown, five punt returns for 61 yards and two kickoff returns for 34 yards in a 56-53 triple overtime loss to Texas Tech. Dawson ranks in the top 40 nationally in both punt returns and kick returns.
- Toledo’s Bernard Reedy had one carry, five receptions for 72 yards, three punt returns for 38 yards and three kickoff returns for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 29-23 win over Cincinnati. Reedy’s 91-yard kickoff return near the end of the third quarter put the Rockets ahead for good in the upset of the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Past Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Selections
Week One: Giovani Bernard (North Carolina), Matt Brown (Temple), Marqise Lee (USC) and Venric Mark (Northwestern).
Week Two: Venric Mark (Northwestern), Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State) and Steven Manfro (UCLA).
Week Three: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), De’Anthony Thomas (Oregon) and Duke Johnson (Miami).
Week Four: Duke Johnson (Miami) and Tavon Austin (West Virginia).
Week Five: Dri Archer (Kent State), Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) and Jamal Miles (Arizona State).
Week Six: Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska), Venric Mark (Northwestern), Dri Archer (Kent State) and Tavon Austin (West Virginia).
Week Seven: Dri Archer (Kent State), Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State) and Jerry “BooBoo” Gates (Bowling Green).
Week Eight: Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State), Skye Dawson (TCU) and Bernard Reedy (Toledo).
Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse
Created by the Louisville Sports Commission in 2010, the Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Award is designed to promote college football and help preserve the legacy of one of Kentucky's best-known and accomplished athletes who has always called Louisville home. Hornung, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and NFL MVP for the Green Bay Packers, set a single season NFL scoring record that stood 46 years. Paul is a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, and Vince Lombardi once called Hornung, “The most versatile man ever to play the game.” A national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award, and this year fan voting on Facebook will comprise the 17th vote. All votes are tabulated independently by regional accounting firm Dean Dorton Allen Ford. The winner is honored at a banquet presented by Jewish Hospital Sports Medicine in late January each year in downtown Louisville. For more information, visit www.paulhornungaward.com Fans can also follow online on Twitter (@hornungaward) and Become a Fan on Facebook.
Louisville Sports Commission
The Louisville Sports Commission is a Kentucky-based 501 c-3 organization whose mission is to attract, host and create quality sporting events and activities in the Louisville area that increase economic vitality; enhance the quality of life; promote healthy lifestyles; and brand Louisville as a great place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.louisvillesports.org and follow the Louisville Sports Commission on Twitter (@SportsinLou) and Become a Fan on Facebook.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. In just 19 years, Texas Roadhouse has grown to more than 380 locations in 48 states. The company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit www.texasroadhouse.com.