WEEK 11: Five Athletes Earn Honor Roll After Intense Matchups
Two 2015 Finalists, Three Newcomers earn This Week’s Honor Roll
Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2016 – Five versatile performers were named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following Week 11 of the college football season. Two familiar faces are on this week’s list – Jabrill Peppers from Michigan and Adoree’ Jackson from USC, who were Finalists for the 2015 Paul Hornung Award and have made the Honor Roll multiple times this season. They are joined by newcomers Kevonn Mabon (Ball State), Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic) and Shaun Wilson (Duke).
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is annually awarded to the most versatile player in major college football. For the first time in its seven-year span, the Paul Hornung Award is an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The winner of this year’s award and his family will be honored on March 7, 2017, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.
Week 11 Honorees:
Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers made his presence felt in all facets of the game in the Wolverines’ tough 14-13 loss on the road versus Iowa. On defense, Peppers had five solo tackles and one quarterback hurry while roaming the field at multiple positions. Peppers played a major roll on special teams to help UM with field position, returning a punt for 19 yards, a pooch kickoff for 16 yards, fair catching one punt and forcing the Hawkeyes the punt out of bounds twice. On offense, he carried the ball four times for 11 yards. The Wolverines are now 9-1 on the season.
Ball State wide receiver Kevonn Mabon cranked out 259 all-purpose yards on offense and special teams and scored three touchdowns in the Cardinals’ heartbreaking 48-41 loss to Eastern Michigan. He caught 12 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, carried the ball one time for a six-yard touchdown and returned four kickoffs for 104 yards. The Ball State Cardinals are 4-6 on the season.
Duke running back Shaun Wilson accounted for 259 all-purpose yards and a touchdown in the Blue Devil’s nail-biting 28-27 upset win over long-standing rival North Carolina. He carried the ball 24 times for 107 yards and a touchdown, caught two passes for 16 yards and returned five kickoffs for 136 yards. The Blue Devils earned their first ACC victory of the year and are now 4-6 on the season and 1-5 in conference play.
USC corner back Adoree’ Jackson’s athleticism took center stage in the Trojans’ huge 26-13 victory on the road against Washington. On defense, Jackson made two huge interceptions, had three tackles and one pass deflection. On offense, he ran the ball one time for eight yards and served as an effective decoy in the backfield. On special teams, Jackson’s performance made a huge difference in field position as he fair caught one punt and returned three kickoffs for 59 yards. After the upset, USC is now 7-3 on the season and 6-2 in Pac-12 conference play.
Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary accounted for 245 all-purpose yards and his two rushing touchdowns were crucial in the Owl’s 35-31 comeback victory over University of Texas at El Paso. Singletary carried the ball 20 times for 145 yards, caught three passes for 14 yards and returned four kickoffs for 86 yard. The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-7 on the season and 2-4 in conference play.
Past Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll Selections
Week One: Thomas Sperbeck (Boise State), Brandon Wilson (Houston), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia)
Week Two: Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Kalen Ballage (Arizona State), KaVontae Turpin (TCU)
Week Three: Janarion Grant (Rutgers), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Isaiah McKenzie (Georgia), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)
Week Four: Victor Bolden Jr. (Oregon State), Quadree Henderson (Pitt), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), D’Eriq King (Houston), Darius Phillips (Western Michigan)
Week Five: Alvin Kamara (Tennessee), TJ Logan (UNC), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Cedrick Wilson (Boise State)
Week Six: Alvin Kamara (Tennessee), Adoree’ Jackson (USC), Tim White (Arizona State), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan)
Week Seven: Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Jordan Whitehead (Pitt)
Week Eight: Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Rodney Smith (Minnesota), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Tre Watson (Cal), Richie James (Middle Tennessee)
Week Nine: Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma)
Week 10: Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford), Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma), Dante Pettis (Washington)