Rondale is up for another award, this time it is out of Louisville.
Go vote for @Rondale_Moore03! Your vote (once every 24 hours) counts in helping our guy take home the 2018 @hornungaward. #BoilerUp #LetsPlayFootball— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) November 8, 2018
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The Paul Hornung award is an award given to the most versatile players in College Football. Based out of Louisville, you would think Rondale would have a great shot. But, as of now he is in 3rd place and is down quite a bit.
Here is the description of the award from the Louisville Commission Website.
“Louisville, Ky. – November 8, 2018 – Four standout wide receivers and a workhorse running back who log double-duty as return specialists have been named finalists. The ninth annual Paul Hornung Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse to the most versatile player in major college football. Chosen as finalists by a 17-member Selection Committee are: Marcus Green (Louisiana-Monroe), KJ Hamler (Penn State), N’Keal Harry (Arizona State), Connor Heyward (Michigan State) and Rondale Moore (Purdue).
The five Paul Hornung Award finalists represent the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Sun Belt and have combined for 5,511 all-purpose yards and 38 touchdowns receiving, rushing, and returning punts and kicks.
The announcement was made today by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the Award, along with football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The 17-person Paul Hornung Award National Selection Committee chose the finalists, with fans generating the 18th vote online. The 2018 Paul Hornung Award winner will be chosen from among the finalists and announced Wed., Dec. 5, 2018.
Fan voting for the winner, powered by Texas Roadhouse, opens today and continues through Dec. 3, 2018, at www.paulhornungaward.com and will count as the 18th vote. Fans can vote once every 24 hours for their favorite among the five finalists.
“It’s impressive the way our finalists are willing to do whatever it takes to help their teams win football games,” Hornung said. “They perform at a high level on offense, defense and special teams, and are outstanding team leaders.”
Nicknamed The Golden Boy, Hornung was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Notre Dame in 1956 and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player with the Green Bay Packers whose versatility earned him enshrinement in both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. At Notre Dame, Hornung played every position in the offensive backfield, handled punting and placekicking duties, returned kickoffs, and started at safety on defense. He set an NFL single-season scoring record for the champion Green Bay Packers in 1961 that stood for 46 years.”
Rondale has had a great year, lets make sure that he is rewarded properly with an award!