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Watkins Named Paul Hornung Award Co-Player of the Week

Watkins Named Paul Hornung Award Co-Player of the Week

Oct. 17, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins has been named one of two Paul Hornung Award Players of the Week for his performance in Clemson’s win at Maryland. The Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Fans can vote on line for the finalist at

Watkins had a Clemson record 345 all-purpose yards against Maryland. He had eight catches for 105 yards and two scores, and five kickoff returns for 207 yards. He also had a 33-yard run in his only carry. The 345 all-purpose yards broke C.J. Spiller’s record of 312 set against Florida State in 2009 and rank as the fourth most for a single game in ACC history.

Watkins had three total touchdowns, the two reception scores, and an 89-yard kickoff return for a score. The three touchdowns tied a Clemson freshman record for a single set by Ronald Williams against Appalachian State in 1990.