Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams named finalist for Paul Hornung Award
Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams is one of 5 finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the nation’s most versatile player each season.
Here’s the announcement:
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) November 17, 2021
Williams is joined by Michigan State’s Jayden Reed, Michigan’s Blake Corum, Houston’s Marcus Jones and Ball State’s Justin Hall. Jones is the only player on the list who primarily plays defense.
Notre Dame has made Williams one of the focal points of its offense this season. He’s one of just four players nationally who have already gained at least 875 rushing yards and 300 receiving yards. Williams is second on the team in receptions this year with 36.
Williams has also returned 11 punts for 130 yards so far this season. This is his first season as Notre Dame’s primary punt returner.
The Hornung Award has been handed out since 2010. It has never been won by a Notre Dame or an ACC player. Alabama receiver Devonta Smith took it home last season.
Williams and the Fighting Irish will be in action again on Saturday vs. Georgia Tech at 2:30 p.m. ET.