Watkins on Hornung Watch List

Watkins on Hornung Watch List

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Watkins on Hornung Watch List

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Clemson, SC—Clemson All-American receiver Sammy Watkins has been named to the Hornung Award Watch List for 2012.  The honor is named after former Notre Dame Heisman Trophy (1956) winner Paul Hornung and is presented to the top all-purpose player in college football.

Last year, Watkins gained 2,288 all-purpose yards and ranked fourth in the nation in all-purpose yardage per game.  His 2,288 total led the ACC and was the second highest total in Clemson history.  Only C.J. Spiller’s 2,680 yards in 2009 is greater.

Watkins 2,288 yards last year set an ACC freshman record, as did his 82 receptions, 12 receiving touchdowns and 1219 receiving yards.  His yardage total was a Clemson record regardless of class.

Watkins was named the first-team AP All-America all-purpose player last year, just the fourth true freshman in college football history to be named a first-team AP All-American as a non-kicker.

Eight Clemson players have been named to various Watch lists 16 times during the preseason.  Tajh Boyd has been named to the watch list for four awards, while Dalton Freeman and Sammy Watkins are listed on three watch lists apiece.

 

Clemson Players on Preseason Watch Lists for 2012

     Player                              Award                             Honor

Andre Ellington                Doak Walker                   Top Running Back

Maxwell Award                Top Player

DeAndre Hopkins            Biletnikoff Award             Top Receiver

Dalton Freeman              Rimington Award             Top Center

Outland Trophy               Top Lineman

Lombardi Award              Top Lineman

Brandon Ford                  John Mackey                  Top Tight End

Chandler Catanzaro        Lou Groza                        Top Place Kicker

Malliciah Goodman         Hendricks Award             Top Defensive End

Tajh Boyd                        Davey O’Brien                 Top Quarterback

Walter Camp                   Top Player

Maxwell Award                Top Player

Manning Award               Top Quarterback

Sammy Watkins              Maxwell Award                Top Player

Walter Camp                   Top Player

Hornung Award               Top All-Purpose

 

 

 

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