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Williams collects Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll accolade

Williams collects Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll accolade

By Doug Hoffman, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Oct. 11, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.



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LOGAN -- Utah State junior football player Kerwynn Williams is one of three players named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances around the nation by FBS student-athletes, and Williams is joined by Eric Page of Toledo and David Wilson of Virginia Tech.

The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Fans can now vote online at www.votepaulhornung.com for the finalist for the 2011 award.

All three weekly honorees are members of the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. Page is being honored for the fourth time this season while Williams and Wilson each earned their first Hornung weekly recognition of the year.

Williams, a native of Las Vegas (Valley High School), had a season-high 232 all-purpose yards in Utah State’s 63-19 win over Wyoming on Saturday, totalling 125 kick return yards, including a season-best 54-yard return that set up USU’s first touchdown of the night. Williams also had a 22-yard punt return to set up the Aggies’ sixth touchdown of the first half, as well as adding 55 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards.

On the season, Williams is third in the league and 19th in the nation in all-purpose yards (156.6 ypg), consisting of ranking second in the WAC and 12th in the FBS in punt returns (16.8 ypr), as well as third in the conference and 36th in the country in kick returns (25.0 ypr).

Next up for Utah State will be its WAC opener at Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. MDT.

USU returns home to the friendly confines of Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium to host Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Oct. 22. at 1 p.m.

To purchase tickets, or for more Aggie Athletics ticket information, fans can contact the USU Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305, in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or online 24 hours a day at www.utahstateaggies.com by clicking on the “tickets” button.

Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on the USU football blog at usufootball.wordpress.com. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University.

Doug Hoffman

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