Penn State’s Saquon Barkley named finalist for Paul Hornung Award

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Heisman hopeful Saquon Barkley made the final cut for another national accolade Thursday morning. He’s one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the most versatile player in college football.

Joining Barkley are Joel Lanning (Iowa State), Dante Pettis (Washington) and Nyheim Hines (NC State)

Known as a bruising running back, Barkley has made plays all over the field during his junior season. He’s still found success on the ground (864 yards and 9 touchdowns) but has also made an impact as a receiver out of the backfield and a kick returner. In 9 games, Barkley has 39 receptions for 504 yards and 3 touchdowns. He’s also added two kick return touchdowns and even threw for a score against Indiana on Sept. 30.

In the Nittany Lions’ 21-19 win over Iowa on Sept. 23, Barkley had 43 touches and 358 all-purpose yards.

No Penn State player has won the Paul Hornung Award since it was created in 2010. This year’s winner will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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