Aug. 8, 2011
University of Cincinnati senior D.J. Woods (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) was named to the watch list for the 2011 Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commision and Texas Roadhouse announced Monday.
The Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
Woods, a Second-Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection, caught 57 balls for 898 yards in 2010. He added 10 touchdowns while also serving as UC's primary punt and kick returner.
He was one of the most productive players in the league a year ago, leading the BIG EAST in all-purpose yards, averaging 154.9 per game. He ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in receptions per game (3rd/4.8), receiving yards per game (2nd/74.8), punt return average (6th/7.7) and kick return average (7th/22.8). His 10 touchdowns (eight receiving, two rushing) tied for fourth in the BIG EAST.
He was also named to the watch list for the 2011 Biletnikoff Award in July.
For the complete 2011 Hornung Award Watch List, visit: www.paulhornungaward.com.
Texas Roadhouse signed on as presenting sponsor of the Paul Hornung Award in 2011 and will team with the Louisville Sports Commission to power fan voting on Facebook. College football fans nationwide will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite player during the regular season and again during the bowl season. Fan voting will open in late September and factor into selection of the finalists and winner.
Finalists will be announced on www.paulhornungaward.com and at the Louisville Sports Commission Breakfast December 9.
The Louisville Sports Commission successfully launched the Paul Hornung Award in 2010 to honor its namesake and native son and to promote outstanding performances by versatile college football players that often go unnoticed.