Kansas Safety McDougald Named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List
Aug. 8, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas junior safety Bradley McDougald has been named to the 2011 Paul Hornung Award Watch List by the Louisville Sports Commission. The Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
The 2011 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on 2010 statistics and expectations heading into the 2011 season.
McDougald, a 6-foot-1 junior safety from Dublin, Ohio, has played both wide receiver and defensive back in his time with the Jayhawks. He tied for third on the team last season with 19 catches for 240 yards and a touchdown. McDougald started the final two games of the year at safety, recording eight tackles against Oklahoma State and five against Missouri. In 2009, McDougald was named Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News after recording 33 catches for 318 yards as well as five tackles and an interception on the defensive side of the ball.
McDougald is one of 50 players to appear on the watch list, but is the only safety in the group.
Players from all FBS teams are eligible for the 2011 award. The Selection Committee, comprised of 16 national sports journalists and former college and NFL players, will narrow the field to approximately three-to-five Finalists in early December then will select the winner from among the Finalists following the bowl season in early January. Finalists will be announced on www.paulhornungaward.com and at the Louisville Sports Commission Breakfast Dec. 9.
The Jayhawks will open the 2011 season against McNeese State on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.