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Coley Named to 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Freshman All-American was only FBS player with TD four different ways in 2013

Justin K. Aller

Courtesy UM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Miami Hurricanes sophomore WR/KR Stacy Coley was one of 47 college football players named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung, who is also a Louisville native.

As a freshman in 2013, Coley, a third-team All-ACC selection by the league’s coaches and honorable mention by ACSMA, led the Hurricanes with 1,461 all-purpose yards – the 10th-highest single-season total in program history. He also the team with seven receiving touchdowns, while ranking second in receiving yards (591) and third in receptions (33). A Freshman All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Coley was the only FBS player in 2013 to record a TD four different ways – rushing, receiving, punt return and kick return.

The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at www.paulhornungaward.com.

The Paul Hornung Award Watch List includes one finalist from last season, Myles Jack from UCLA. Also, the Watch List contains 22 of the top 100 all-purpose players from 2013 according to yards per game average via official NCAA statistics.

The Watch List is comprised of 22 seniors, 12 juniors and 13 sophomores, representing 43 universities and 10 conferences. The ACC and Big Ten are tied as the leading conferences with 10 players followed by the Pac-12 with seven players. There are five players from the Big 12 and four from the SEC on the Watch List.