Allen Tabbed for Hornung Award Honor Roll
Louisville, Ky. – UCLA's Kazmeir Allen was named on Tuesday as one of four players from around the nation to earn a spot on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll. Joining Allen on this week's list are Michael Jackson III, USC; Bo Nix, Oregon; and Victor Rosa, UConn.
Allen stepped into the UCLA backfield from his wide receiver position and ran for a career-best 137 yards on 11 carries in helping the Bruins to a 50-36 win at Arizona State. He produced 223 all-purpose yards and a touchdown on the night. He also added a team-high four receptions for 63 yards and a kickoff return for 23 yards. His touchdown culminated a 75-yard weaving journey to the end zone in the third quarter which put UCLA in front of the Sun Devils 42-18. Allen also had a run of 34 yards and a pass reception good for 42 yards. It was Allen's second career 100-yard rushing game (103 vs. Cincinnati in 2018). His previous career high for carries in a game was 10 at Oklahoma in 2018.
The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its 13th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission. The Award pays tribute to the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner in downtown Louisville in March 2023.
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 www.paulhornungaward.com. Fans also can follow online on Twitter (@hornungaward) and Become a Fan on Facebook.
Allen and the No. 9 Bruins will host Arizona on Saturday in Rose Bowl Stadium in a Pac-12 contest that is slated to start at 7:40 p.m. PT.