The watch list for the inaugural Paul Hornung Award that will be given annually to the most versatile player in major college football was announced Tuesday.
From the release:
The Watch List, comprised of 48 players, was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on 2009 statistics and expectations heading into the 2010 season. The list will be updated during the course of the season based on players' performances.
Nearly half of the players -- a total of 23 -- do not appear on any major college football award watch list published to date. Most candidates had a minimum of three different "touches" in 2009 -- catching, running, passing, returning kicks, returning punts, holding for placements, tackling, deflecting / intercepting a pass or recovering a fumble.
Here are the ACC's representatives:
Graig Cooper, Miami
Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech
Greg Reid, Florida State
Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech
Da'Norris Searcy, North Carolina
Torrey Smith, Maryland
Jerrard Tarrant, Georgia Tech