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Trestan Ebner named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll

September 28, 2020

Louisville, Ky. — Two players had big games to lead their respective teams to conference wins in season openers to earn the weekly Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll: Auburn quarterback Bo Nix and Baylor running back /return specialist Trestan Ebner.

The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its 11th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and 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.

Auburn sophomore quarterback Bo Nix threw for 233 yards and three scores, rushed for 34 yards and punted twice as the War Eagles won at home against Kentucky, 29-13. Nix twice pinned Kentucky inside the 10-yard line with punts out of the shotgun formation, the second time the ball rolled dead at the two yard line. He also picked up two first downs rushing, including a 13-yard run on what proved to be the game-winning touchdown drive late in the third quarter.

Baylor senior running back / return specialist Trestan Ebner scored four times three different ways – rushing, receiving and returning kickoffs – as the Bears crushed Kansas at home 47-14. He opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for the winning score, returned the second half’s opening kickoff 100 yards for a score and returned a kickoff after a safety 83 yards for a score. Ebner also handled one punt return.

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 who often go unnoticed. Each week during the regular season, a panel of college football experts selects players for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll based on performance. A national selection committee comprised of 17 sports journalists and former NFL stars votes for the Hornung Award finalists and the winner, with fan voting powered by Texas Roadhouse comprising the 18th vote. Regional accounting firm Dean Dorton independently tabulates all votes. For more information, visit Fans also can follow online on Twitter (@hornungaward) and Become a Fan on Facebook.

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