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WVU's Tavon Austin Honored


FOOTBALL BLOG
By Robert Sampson for WVUsports.com
November 26, 2012 09:40 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For the second consecutive week, the duo of West Virginia's Tavon Austin and Western Kentucky University's Antonio Andrews have been named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide.

It is the fourth award of the season for Austin and fifth for Andrews.

The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Fans can show their support for Austin and Andrews along with over 50 other versatile stars from around the country in the online voting for the Paul Hornung Award finalists at www.votepaulhornung.com powered by Texas Roadhouse. All players on the preseason watch list, as well as players selected on the Weekly Honor Roll and those identified by the Paul Hornung Award Committee are eligible for the fan voting. The fan selections will count as an additional vote in the selection process.

Finalists for the Paul Hornung Award will be selected following the conference championships and final regular games held December 1. The winner will be selected from among the finalists after the bowl games. Fan voting ends on Sunday, December 2 at midnight EST.

Week 13 Honorees:

- West Virginia's Tavon Austin had six catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, 14 carries for 74 yards, returned two kickoffs for 46 yards and one punt for 42 yards. Austin finished with 261 all-purpose yards in the Mountaineers 31-24 win over Iowa State on Nov. 23. Austin has now had at least one catch in 40 straight career games, tying for No. 4 nationally for longest active streak.

- WKU's Antonio Andrews had 25 carries for 230 yards and a touchdown, one reception for 13 yards, one punt return for 13 yards and two kickoff returns for 68 yards. His 323 all-purpose yards moved him into third place on the all-time single season all-purpose yards leaders and made it four consecutive games with 300 plus all-purpose yards. The Hilltoppers won the game 25-24 over North Texas.

Past Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Selections

Week One: Giovani Bernard (North Carolina), Matt Brown (Temple), Marqise Lee (USC) and Venric Mark (Northwestern).

Week Two: Venric Mark (Northwestern), Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State) and Steven Manfro (UCLA).

Week Three: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky University), De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon) and Duke Johnson (Miami).

Week Four: Duke Johnson (Miami) and Tavon Austin (West Virginia).

Week Five: Dri Archer (Kent State), Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) and Jamal Miles (Arizona State).

Week Six: Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska), Venric Mark (Northwestern), Dri Archer (Kent State) and Tavon Austin (West Virginia).

Week Seven: Dri Archer (Kent State), Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State) and Jerry "BooBoo" Gates (Bowling Green).

Week Eight: Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State), Skye Dawson (TCU) and Bernard Reedy (Toledo).

Week Nine: Marqise Lee (USC), De'Anthony Thomas (Oregon) and Giovani Bernard (North Carolina).

Week Ten: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky University) and Marqise Lee (USC).

Week 11: Duke Johnson (Miami), Venric Mark (Northwestern) and Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky University).

Week 12: Tavon Austin (West Virginia) and Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky University).

Week 13: Tavon Austin (West Virginia) and Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky University).
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