LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 7, 2013 - Four new faces from four conferences, including one defensive standout, earned Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for week six of the college football season.
The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.
Fans can participate in the selection process by voting online as often as once a day for their favorite player on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List at votepaulhornung.com. Fan voting, powered by Texas Roadhouse, makes up the 17th vote for the Hornung Award; a national selection committee comprised of sports journalists and former NFL stars makes up the other 16 votes.
Week Six Honorees:
Kent State's Dri Archer, a 2012 Paul Hornung Award finalist, scored his 31st and 32nd career touchdowns, passing Eugene Jarvis for fifth place among Kent State's career leaders, in a 38-24 loss to Northern Illinois. Archer ran back a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, which was his fourth kickoff return for a touchdown in his career, and the return tied for the longest in Kent State history. He also had 80 yards receiving with one touchdown and tacked on 13 yards rushing on four carries. He finished with 193 all-purpose yards.
Miami running back Duke Johnson was a work horse with 300+ all-purpose yards for the second time in his career in a 45-30 win over Georgia Tech at Sun Life Stadium. His 325 all-purpose yards included 184 yards on the ground on a career-high 22 carries, 27 yards receiving and 114 yards on four kickoff returns. He picked up nine first downs for the Hurricanes rushing the ball. Johnson has 100 or more all-purpose yards in eight of his last nine games, including six straight.
Stanford junior wide receiver Ty Montgomery had a breakout performance with 290 all-purpose yards as the Cardinal defeated Washington 31-28 to remain undefeated. Montgomery returned the opening kickoff for a career-best 99-yard touchdown; he also scored the second touchdown of the game on a 39-yard reception. He finished the game with 56 yards and one touchdown on three receptions, 30 yards on two carries and 204 yards on four kickoff returns.
Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy had a stellar night on defense and special teams, leading the Gators to a 30-10 victory over SEC foe Arkansas. Purifoy forced his first fumble of the season and the fifth of his career, and returned the first interception of his career 42 yards for a touchdown. He also had four tackles, one tackle for a loss of two yards, one sack for a loss of eight yards, three pass breakups and one QB hit. He returned two punts for 17 yards.
Past Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Selections
Week One: Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), B.J. Catalon (TCU), Christion Jones (Alabama).
Week Two: Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State), Tramaine Thompson (Kansas State), Trey Watts (Tulsa).
Week Three: Marion Grice (Arizona State), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Jeff Scott (Ole Miss), De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon), Trey Watts (Tulsa)
Week Four: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Jamison Crowder (Duke), Jameon Lewis (Mississippi State)
Week Five: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Marion Grice (Arizona State)
Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse
Created by the Louisville Sports Commission in 2010, the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Award is designed to promote college football and help preserve the legacy of one of Kentucky's best-known and accomplished athletes who has always called Louisville home. Hornung, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and NFL MVP for the Green Bay Packers, set a single season NFL scoring record that stood 46 years. Hornung is a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame, and Vince Lombardi once called Hornung, "The most versatile man ever to play the game." A national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 17th vote. All votes are tabulated independently by regional accounting firm Dean Dorton. The winner is honored at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health in late January in downtown Louisville. For more information, visit www.paulhornungaward.com Fans can also follow online on Twitter (@hornungaward) and Become a Fan on Facebook.