Knighton Recognized On Hornung Award List
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Running back Jaylan Knighton was selected to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award recognizing the most versatile player in major college football, the Louisville Sports Commission announced.
Knighton saw action in nine games as a true freshman. He rushed for 209 yards and one touchdown and led all running backs with 135 receiving yards during the season. Knighton finished with 11 receptions and had one receiving touchdown. The Lauderhill, Fla., native added 118 kickoff return yards in his debut campaign.
Knighton became the ninth Hurricane to be recognized with a major preseason honor, joining quarterback D’Eriq King (Maxwell Award, O’Brien Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year), safety Bubba Bolden (Bednarik Award, Thorpe Award, Preseason All-ACC, Nagurski Trophy), wide receiver Michael Harley (Biletnikoff Award), tight end Will Mallory (John Mackey Award), longsnapper Clay James (AFCA Good Works Team), offensive lineman Zion Nelson (Outland Trophy), offensive lineman Jarrid Williams (Outland Trophy) and punter Lou Hedley (Ray Guy Award).
The Paul Hornung Award, now in its 12th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2021.