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Army running back named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Army running back Kell Walker was selected to the Watch List for the 2018 Paul Hornung Award, announced by the Louisville Sports Commission on Thursday.

The Paul Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

Walker, a junior, has played multiple positions in the backfield and has contributed to special teams throughout his Army career. Last season, Walker averaged over 100 all-purpose yards per game. He had a 7.3 yards per carry average with 629 yards on 86 carries. He also five catches for 111 yards, a team high.

On special teams, Walker averaged 20.8 yards per kick return and had a total of 543 return yards in 2017.

The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner presented by Jewish Hospital Sports Medicine, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2019.

Saquon Barkley, the 2017 Paul Hornung Award winner, was the second pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

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