Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Vote For Saquon Barkley To Win The 2017 Paul Hornung Award

Just when we thought Saquon Barkley couldn’t possibly win any more awards

Barkley is a finalist for the 2017 Paul Hornung Award, given each year to “versatile, high-level performers in major college football” by the Louisville Sports Commission. You can vote (once every 24 hours, if you feel as compelled as we do) for Barkley here.

The award is named after famed Notre Dame quarterback and Louisville, Kentucky native Paul Hornung, who won the Heisman in 1956 and was the No. 1 pick in the 1957 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Hornung and the commission created the award in 2010. Since then, they have given the award to players like Brandon Boykin, Tavon Austin, Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jabrill Peppers. Each year, a panel of college football gurus create a watch list comprising of about 50 players, which is narrowed down after Week 12 based on their performances in the regular season. This year’s final selection committee consists of 17 former NFL stars and sports journalists. Fans cast the eighteenth vote.

Alongside Barkley on the list of finalists are NC State’s Nyheim Hines, Iowa State’s Joel Lanning, and Washington’s Dante Pettis, who was forced out of last Saturday’s Apple Cup due to an ankle injury. Anything can happen, but the fan vote will almost certainly come down to Barkley or Lanning, who hold more than 95 percent of all votes combined. The winner will be announced on December 6.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's former student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys really enjoys eating cereal at night, in case you were wondering. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

Coming Full Circle: Megan Kelby’s Senior Column

“It wasn’t my time for that college experience yet. I had to be able to enjoy myself and get my bearings before I could be ready for any of that.”

Graduating With Style: Buttons On Beaver Founder Makes Mark On Penn State Fashion

“There’s been a few other buttons I’ve seen pop up… but I still feel like my designs are always so much more unique.”

An Algorithm Of Their Own: Penn State Math Club Goes Viral On TikTok

In their order of operations, kindness always comes first.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.6kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Gabriela

Looking Up From My Shoes: Gabriela Stevenson’s Senior Column

“Looking up can be hard to do (especially when your shoes are really cute). When you do, it may not look like what you thought it would. I know now that can be a really great thing.”

Pop Up Ave Is Back For Its Annual Spring Flea Market

Penn State Researchers Discover Lizards Probably Handle Sex And Stress Better Than People