Western's Antonio Andrews Named Paul Hornung Finalist
11/21/2013 12:18 PM
For the first time in history, Western Kentucky University running back and all-purpose specialist Antonio Andrews is a two-time finalist for the Paul Hornung Award.
Andrews was the first player in the nation to record 100 rushing and 100 receiving yards in the same game this season. He has compiled 5,343 all-purpose yards over the last two seasons, ranking him fourth on the NCAA’s all-time list for all-purpose yards in a two-year span. Andrews’ 6,372 career all-purpose yards ranks 30th all-time in NCAA history.
Andrews joins Arizona State’s Marion Grice, LSU’s Odell Beckham, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and UCLA’s Myles Jack in the final cut. The five finalists combined for 10,101 all-purpose/passing yards and 84 touchdowns this season and led their teams to a collective record of 37-13.
“I like this group of players as finalists for my award,” said Paul Hornung, the Louisville native who won the 1956 Heisman Trophy playing QB and who set the NFL single-season scoring record for the Green Bay Packers playing halfback and placekicker. “They show up in the big games, can find the end zone and do what it takes to win – which was how I played the game. It will be interesting to watch them in action the rest of the season.”
The winner and his family will be honored January 28 at the annual Paul Hornung award Banquet in Louisville.
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