Jason Huntley Selected For Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOUISVILLE, KY - The Louisville Sports Commission released its preseason watch list for the 2018 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse on Thursday. New Mexico State running back and return man Jason Huntley was recognized as one of 43 players to be placed on the watch list.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its ninth season, 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. This will be The Paul Hornung Award’s third year as an associate member of the prestigious National College Football Awards Association.

A threat both in the backfield and on special teams, Huntley finished the 2017 season with 1,316 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns. This saw the Arlington, Texas native rush for 420 yards on 70 carries and add 39 receptions for 363 yards out of the backfield. Huntley also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns over the final four games of the season. His 100-yard kickoff return touchdown in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl tied for the longest in program history.
Coming off a historic 2017 season that saw New Mexico State break a 57-year bowl drought and win the 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, the Aggies are scheduled to open their 2018 campaign with Wyoming on Saturday, August 25, in the friendly confines of Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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