Turpin Adds to Preseason Honors


KaVontae Turpin
July 15, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- TCU's KaVontae Turpin appears on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award recognizes the most versatile player in college football. Former TCU standouts Jeremy Kerley and B.J. Catalon were finalists in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

Turpin, on the 2016 Preseason All-Big 12 Team as a return specialist, also appears on the Maxwell Award Watch List.

Turpin was a Freshman All-American and All-Big 12 recipient last year. He set TCU freshman records with his 45 receptions for 649 yards and eight touchdowns, which tied for second nationally among freshmen.

The Monroe, La., native set a Big 12 freshman record with four touchdown catches against Texas, a mark that tied for the top spot in the nation by an FBS player last season. He was the only player in the country in 2015 to rank in the top 25 in kickoff returns (27.0 average) and punt returns (10.6 average). He averaged 15.3 yards each time he touched the ball.

 

 

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