The Paul Hornung Award, given annually to college football's "most versatile" player, has named its 49-man watch list.
Six from the Big 12 made the cut.
Tavon Austin, West Virginia
D.J. Beshears, Kansas
Brandon Carter, TCU
Quandre Diggs, Texas
Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Josh Lenz, Iowa State
The Hornung Award is only 3 years old, but it's a pretty cool designation. Gotta love Austin's chances here. He personifies versatile. He's a great receiver, but they love to give him the ball on jet sweeps, too. He's also great in the return game.
Look out for Gilbert, a cornerback/kick returner, to make some noise in the award race, too.
Georgia's Brandon Boykin, a CB/KR, won the award last year. Stanford's Owen Marecic won the inaugural award in 2010 for his work at linebacker and fullback.