NCAA FOOTBALL | Saquon Barkley Honored as Paul Hornung Award Winner

03/08/2018 10:30 AM

Former Penn St. running back Saquon Barkley was honored on Wednesday night as the winner of the 2017 Paul Hornung Award at a banquet inside Louisville’s Galt House Hotel.

Barkley was named the winner of the annual award back in December.

Barkley was a star on the field this past season for the Nittany Lions, accounting for over 50 total touchdowns.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Barkley at the banquet and asked him what it meant for him to win the award:

Most NFL mock drafts expect Barkley to be selected early in the first round, if not first overall.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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