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Travell Harris Named To Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Jul 29, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 29, 2021) – Washington State redshirt-senior wide receiver / kick returner Travell Harris was named to the 2021 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Thursday.
Harris is among the 57 players including five from the Pac-12 Conference up for the award presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Tampa, Fla. native was named to the same watch list prior to the last two seasons.
Harris is a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, earning honorable mention in a shortened 2020 season after finishing fifth in the league in all-purpose yards-per-game (146.5), seventh in catches (29) and receiving yards-per-game (85.0) and was No. 11 with four total touchdowns. Harris led the team with seven plays of 20+ yards, six receiving and one rushing, and enters 2021 second in WSU history with 66 career kickoff returns, two away from the record, and with a WSU-record 1,639 career kick return yards.
In 2019, Harris earned Associated Press All-Pac-12 Conference second-team honors in 2019 after catching 47 passes for 536 yards and five touchdowns and was rated the top kickoff returner in the Pac-12 and second-best in the country by ProFootballFocus College. Harris averaged 23.4 yards-per-return, recorded five returns of 30+ yards with a long of 83 and was eighth in the Pac-12 in all-purpose yards (102.5).
The Paul Hornung Award is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) to the most versatile player in major college football. The Award was created by the LSC in January 2010 with the support of the Golden Boy himself, Paul Hornung, a native and lifelong resident of Louisville and member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

Hornung is considered by many the most versatile player in the history of college and pro football. He won the 1956 Heisman Trophy at quarterback for Notre Dame and was the number one pick in the 1957 NFL draft. He played every position in the backfield during his career with the Irish, where he also punted, kicked, returned kicks, and played defensive back. While in the NFL, Hornung was a multi-threat offensive back and prolific kicker. He was a member of four NFL championship teams as an all-pro halfback for the Green Bay Packers and led the NFL in scoring 1959-60-61, set the single season scoring record in 1960 with 176 points, and was named League MVP following the 1961 season.